When Rubel was growing up in rural Bangladesh, he missed out on going to school. But as a teenager he joined Baptist World Aid’s Child Sponsorship Program.
Opportunities to become a Child Partner at the Child and Youth Club helped Rubel learn the importance of education. And with support and encouragement from a Child Sponsor in Australia he began to dream of a better world for himself, for his family and his village.
Now 25-years-old, Rubel is married to Anita. She’s a Bible translator making God’s word accessible for their local community.
Last year COVID-19 meant Rubel lost his job in Dhaka at a garment factory. Thankfully he could continue earning an income because he learnt chicken raising and savings skills at Child Club.
Rubel and Anita are continuing to pursue their dreams, both studying honours degrees at university. Like most parents, they have big dreams for their son too. Dreams that are within reach because of Rubel’s experience as a Child Partner.
‘We dream that we will bring up our son as a good person and that he gets education and that he may serve the community one day,’ says Rubel.
*Travel restrictions and global lockdowns meant we were unable to film in Bangladesh. However, we trust you will still be encouraged as you hear Rubel’s story narrated by one of our staff members.
Thanks to his generous child sponsor, Rubel could learn the importance of education and provide income for his family during difficult times. Support a child today and equip them with life-changing lessons that help create a better world for future generations.