Choose Optimism

November 9, 2017

The secret of a smart child: Plenty of playtime

This little indoor playground looks like utter colourful chaos. Blank pages smeared with rainbows and imperceptible shapes. The air resounds of age-old songs and simple poetry. There is a grown-up here, but she too is immersed in the madness. But there is a method to this madness.
October 31, 2017

Of dignity and dream homes: Transforming a slum in 3 steps

In the light of World Cities Day, we explore a frugal home-grown solution for communities living in urban poverty - a community-led process of building affordable homes that started in the heart of Jhenaidha of south-western Bangladesh.
September 5, 2017

Floating schools for climate change

Jhuma studies on the water, with 25 other students. Her school comes to her door, a blue boat that picks her up and drops her home when her classes end.
August 17, 2017

Why is Bangladesh in space?

From the congested, waterlogged streets of Dhaka to flooded farmlands across the country, Bangladesh has enough problems right here. What is the point in looking to the sky when all it brings is rain? Why on earth are we trying to get to space?