Any parent finds cause, now and then, to wonder at the lives of their children. How times have changed! It’s not always a matter of electronic gadgets; as easily new outside activities can surprise. In Kushtia there are many parents who have watched a positive transformation in their daughters since martial arts training (Karate / Kungfu) came to town.
The 400 students aged 10 to 15 and including students from the most remote villages, learn basic martial arts techniques that can be useful in any untoward situation. The programme arranged by Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha as part of the Safe School, Safe Community initiative funded by the UN trust fund to end violence against women is now in its third year.