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Rafiquin Nabi

  To meet Rafiqun Nabi, is to meet one of the co creators of the artistic scenery in Bangladesh. Born as the eldest of eleven, he saw paintings by his father since he was very young. His father was an artist at heart, but did not live in a time or place where he could […] Continue reading →

Mahbub Alam Chowdhury

Most people have no space and time for compassion because they are too busy with their own stakes. An old man who had a stroke in an asylum in Dhaka. The only thing that is left of him is mumbling and in panic grasps my hand with the only hand that he has. Try to sit […] Continue reading →

Senhor Wanderley

Senhor Wanderley is 78 years old, he is working out daily. He described to us all the exercises and routines he follows each week. In his apartment he has a collection of American movies and shows. He loves James Dean and even more so Marylin Monroe. Continue reading →

Sophia

  This is Sophia Katun, she is 92 years old. She is a lady who can tells us about the way Dhaka changed since she came to live there. The house where she lives in now, was built by her eldest son, and every son of hers has one floor of the building. She lives […] Continue reading →

Sim Puch and Orn Khun

Sim has been a teacher his whole life, also training other teachers how to teach their students. Because of that their family with 8 children moved a lot around between different province schools. His wife Orn has worked as a a seamstress. Since she stopped working 20 years ago, she takes care of their household, […] Continue reading →

Older people associations in Battambang

In every country we did research so far, we found different approaches of dealing with loneliness, sickness, income and social exclusion in the lives of elderly. In Cambodia, the main 2 care systems are the (extended) family, and the Buddhist religion in pagoda’s. This leaves a lot of elderly uncared for, unable to meet even the […] Continue reading →