Mim was found in the stadion of Mirpur (Dahka) by field workers of a Dutch organisation. She was very little and completely underfed.
BMIS (Baptised Mission Integrated School) tries to encourage the girls's independence by giving out tasks such as cooking, cleaning and washing.
Regardless of background or religion, these girls are given a chance to develop within a protected community.
At the age of 2,5, Mim was found and brought to BMIS (Baptised Mission Integrated School). She is smart and eager to learn.
For many hours the girls just sit and wait on their beds.
Providing education in Braille makes BMIS (Baptised Mission Integrated School) unique in Bangladesh. The groups are subdivided by the girls's skills.
Some of the girls are Muslim and pray. Regardless of background or religion BMIS (Baptised Mission Integrated School) shelters blind or visually impaired girls.
The girls have very few personal belongings which they stock in a box underneath their shared bed.
There is an undeniable atmosphere of boredom and loneliness in the dormitory. The girls often just sit and wait for something to break the rut.
BMIS (Baptised Mission Integrated School) offers shelter and education to over 80 blind or visually impaired girls between age 5 and 18.
Each bed is shared by 3 girls at least. Each dormitory counts about 15 beds.
For many hours a day the girls just stare and wait.