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The Hope Letter is a Good Neighbors’ campaign to stimulate global citizenship and promote education. Each year, kids write letters of support to a child in another country.

This year, the campaign was launched at the London Children’s Museum in June, marking the first time kids can participate in Canada, by writing or drawing messages to Mina.

MeetMina
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Mina is a 9-year-old girl who works at a tobacco factory in Bangladesh and dreams of becoming a teacher.

She helps take care of her brother, Yeasin, who is 7 years old. They live with their parents, sharing a house in the slums with five other families.

She can't go to school because she spends most of her day at work to help her family with the costs of basic needs.

Let's take a closer look at a day in her life.

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Mina handles dangerous materials to make cigarettes.

She has trouble breathing and experiences frequent stabbing headaches.

Mina is part of a night study group.

For a kid who wants to be a teacher,

learning is the highlight of her day.

 

Thank you all who helped send hope to Mina.

Stay tuned to see her reaction receiving all the letters!