Located in the largest industrial area of Chittagong, Bangladesh, the school Naziria Naymia Mahmudia Madrasa is a beacon of hope for the low-income workers who are unable to afford education for their children. Currently, over 1,000 students are enrolled at the madrasa (the Arabic word for ‘educational institution’) that provides free education for the underprivileged.
From a 700-strong dialogue session in Vietnam, to an endorsement by US President Barack Obama during his visit to Malaysia, we can say that our Asia Pacific Week of Code has been nothing but a success!
A persistent problem that has plagued the world for generations, human trafficking remains a serious issue in Southeast Asia to this day. Typically kidnapped or tricked by offers of jobs overseas, many unsuspecting men, women and youth find themselves smuggled into other countries. Women are often forced into work as domestic servitude and sexual exploitation, while boys and men are trafficked for hard labour in industries such as fishing and prawning. Children are often forced into begging.