Inspiring! 18-year-old boy pulls a rickshaw to survive and pay for his own education

Inspiring! 18-year-old boy pulls a rickshaw to survive and pay for his own education

- 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.

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Incredibly, Akheruzzaman has inspired his friends to follow his example and complete their education.

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Readers of his story were also inspired. See some of their responses below.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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