- Akheruzzaman is just 18 years old
- He started pulling a rickshaw to pay for his own education when he was still in primary school
- He is now a diploma student
An 18-year-old Bangladeshi boy is pulling a rickshaw to earn a living and pay for his own education.
Akheruzzaman, who told his inspiring story to photojournalist GMB Akash, said: "If I had not started pulling a rickshaw in 2014 for the first time in my life, my education would have stopped at that point."
He added: "I started driving a rickshaw when I was in class eight. Now I am doing a diploma on Textile Engineering of Garment designing in Dinajpur."
He also said officials at his college institution awarded him a 60 percent waiver when they discovered that he pulls a rickshaw to pay his fees.
Although people initially laughed at him, he held on to his ambition to become a textile designer and continued his education.
Incredibly, Akheruzzaman has inspired his friends to follow his example and complete their education.
Readers of his story were also inspired. See some of their responses below.