We are excited to announce that Ariel School for Girls has five brand new students. We welcome Sumaya, Onkeeta, Mukta, Moriam, and Ayesha. This brings our total enrollment number to sixteen, although on most days only twelve to fourteen show up. This is especially true now that the weather is getting cooler and bringing on sickness.
While our school is continuing to grow, we have been faced with the reality of losing students, too. We lost a couple. One of the girls isn’t coming back to school because her mother got into an argument with the school’s landlady, who banned her from ever coming on the school’s property. It was an argument that escalated quickly and clearly displayed that neither woman had the necessary conflict management skills to resolve the problem. Her daughter was so bright and eager to learn. It brings us much sadness.
The girls are now learning songs. We started with the Bangladeshi National Anthem. Also they recently started working with pencils, and guided copy of English and Bangla numbers.
We are going to order navy blue tights for winter, and also badges for their uniforms. The mothers want school badges and ID’s because that’s what many other schools have.
I can’t forget to mention Ariel’s new kittens, Felix and Lyra. They are a wonderful addition and help manage hand-washing and aid the girls in their studies.
– Rezwan Hussain (Ariel Founder)