Emotion and experience filled was Eva Čerešňáková‘s trip to Bangladesh, where thanks to the donations from her charity – project 4U2 she has build a school in Kata Bari, which will provide education for more than a hundred children annually. She was attending the opening ceremony in person along with her boyfriend Martin Ditmar.
“It has been very touching to see, how in the middle of this untouched nature, near the borders with India a school was build. For the people of Kata Bari, which has a population of only a few hundred it was a major event and the opening of the school was a grand ceremony. I am immensely happy and I am grateful that we were able to accomplish this with the help of our many donors and during the ceremony I have shed a few tears“ Said Eva, she was raising money for building this school for two years trough the charity 4U2. However she was sending financial support for the education and food since her first visit in Bangladesh in 2009. Besides money she was able to find a sponsor in Czech republic who has helped whit his donation to buy school desks.
Bangladesh is amongst the poorest countries in the world and Čerešňáková has decided to come here for the second time despite the higher security risks. But this time she didn‘t go alone. She went on the journey with her boyfriend Martin, who has brought modern teaching tools for the local teachers. On they way they were escorted by an armed police escort due to security risks.
“The situation in Bangladesh is far from ideal and like in Afrika or in any other poor state every foreigner is in danger. Since by the occasion of the school opening a documentary was being shot for Pontifical Mission WORK, though which i was sending funds for the school construction our visit was reported in advance. The government has send an armed police unit, thanks tho which we could feel safe even when traveling through less civilized areas,“ shared her unusual exotic experience Eva.
During the time which the Czech vice miss 2007 has spent in Bangladesh, she had the opportunity to see other places where possibilities for education are very limited, as well as meeting the local people and be a part of their cultural traditions.
“Everything is very simple, but the people are very warm, friendly and appreciate absolutely everything. It could be a candy that you give them, a pen or just simple toys. Education for me is invaluable because it gives them a chance for a better future,“ states his impressions Martin Ditmar , who would like to build another school in Bangladesh with Eva „The feeling that you enable more than a hundred kids to have primary education is immensely beautiful,“concludes her plans Eva.
Translation: David Sojka