Sad! 10-year-old boy loves to read and write but is unable to go to school because of poverty

Sad! 10-year-old boy loves to read and write but is unable to go to school because of poverty

- Belal is 10 years old and loves reading and writing

- However, poverty is keeping him away from school

- He also has to work and help his mother

A 10-year-old Bangladeshi boy loves reading and writing but is unable to go to school because of poverty.

Belal shared his story with GMB Akash, a prominent Bangladeshi photojournalist, who then shared it on his Facebook page.

He began by saying: "I know how to read and write. I have all kind of books that I collected from dump yard. The story book that I collected a few days ago is my favorite though its last pages are missing."

He added: "But I do not like to go to school. My class mates hate me and insults me by saying I smell awful. They have no idea that I cannot take shower every day."

Belal explained that water is scarce in the slum he lives in. They can only get enough water to cook.

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Furthermore, he has to work at a tannery to supplement his family's income and support his mother.

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Commenters expressed their sympathy for Belal and some even offered to help. See some of their reactions below.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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