Story of Khokonsona Halder

Khokonsona Halder

18 years, Male

12th Standard

Village: Shankargheri, P.O. Kumrapara,

P.S. – Raidighi, Dist.- South 24 Parganas, Pin- 743349

It is often witnessed that children have to bear the brunt of misfortunes that arise from a dysfunctional family. Such is also the case with little Khokonsona.

His father works as a farmer, while his mother works as a domestic helper. He was very young when financial pressure forced him to quit studies and start earning as a daily wage worker. His father used to be very strict with him and was also known to be harsh with him a lot. Community mobilizers from Sabuj Sangha found him at that very harsh stage of life where he himself had no hope of continuing with his education.

Since joining Sabuj Sangha’s residential school, he has again started to get interested in his studies. He even wants to start preparing for examinations, which will enable him to join the police force. Currently, Khokonsona is in the 12th grade at Krishnachandrapur High School and nailed his 11th grade’s result by securing 61.8% marks.

His ultimate dream is to become a police officer when he grows up. He also has an acute love for the English language, which he also claims is his favorite subject. Besides academics, he is also incredibly active in sports and loves to play in his free time.