Alifa Akter Mariam


Age: 9

Place: The Choice To Change Foundation

Grade: 2

Gender: Female

Family Details: Alifa Akter Mariam lives in the Lalmati slum with her parents. Her father works as a rickshaw puller and her mother is a housewife. Alifa is very eager to come to school on time and learn new things from the class. She loves to play with toys, especially with dolls, and loves to eat Hilsha fish (national fish of Bangladesh) since it is rare for her to have it at home. Her dream is to be a doctor in the future. Her favorite color is red and her favorite subject is Mathematics.


The Choice To Change (C2C) was founded in July 2010  to change the lives of poverty-stricken children in the slums of Dhaka by paving an educational pathway for them to follow. Attaining any type of formal education would have been impossible for these underprivileged children without the help of such a non-profit organisation. Their aim is to break the endless cycle of poverty in the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh, by providing a primary education and basic health care to the 150 underprivileged children our foundation works with. We are completely dependent on the generosity of our donors and contributors.