Romana Afroz (visually impaired)
Romana Afroz grew up in the household of her day laborer father. Her family consists of her father, mother, and two brothers. From the very beginning of her life, Romana had been struggling for her basic needs. Being visually impaired since birth, Romana completed her primary and secondary education from Mirpur Baptist society Blind Girls School. At present, she is a fourth-year student of Chittagong University’s Political Science department. After finishing her M.A, she wants to take charge of her family as well as do something valuable for her country.
Masuda Akter (visually impaired)
Her father late Mohubul Islam was a restaurant businessman and her mother is a housewife. Masuda Akhter, who suffered an acid attack due to not agreeing to a marriage proposal in 2012, was studying in class 9. As acid entered her eyes, her eyes become blind. In 2013, with the help of BRAC, she was treated at the Acid Survival Foundation for six months. Later, admitted to Shankar Nath Hospital for 27 days. Masuda Akhter is the youngest among her three siblings. She passed the SSC examination from the Shomajkollan Vidya Boti Girls’ High School in 2016. Her brother used to record all the necessary textbooks and thus she carried…
Munni Akhtar Lipi (visually impaired)
Munni Akhtar Lipi lost her eyesight, while she was only two and half months of age, due to severe typhoid. Her father Late Syed Ghulam Sarwar was a constable of the then BDR. Munni’s family consists of her mother, four sisters and one brother. She faced constant obstacles because of her disability. Nevertheless, in 2010, she passed SSC examination from Government blind school, Sagardi, Barisal. After passing HSC in 2012, she went to Badrunnesa Government College and after that enrolled in the Political Science department of Chittagong University. During the second year’s examination, the invigilator took her paper for 30 minutes because she drew a map with the help of…
Umme Salima Chowdhury (visually impaired)
My name is Umme Salima Chowdhury and I am visually impaired since my birth. In my family, I have three sisters, and four of us are blind since birth. However, I am from a prosperous family, and my father is a businessman and mother is a housewife. Because of my visual impairment, my schooling started at the Muradpur government blind school. During my school and college life, like other visually impaired persons of Bangladesh, I faced tremendous obstacles regarding my studies as at that time the reading materials were not that much available apart from few braille books which were also not sufficient in quantity. Reading materials in Daisy, E-Pub,…