Extreme poverty in Bangladesh
Due to poverty, many children drop out of school and become involved in child labour.
Sajal is 14 and lives in a remote village with his father and mother. But because of extreme poverty, Sajal's family could not afford his school fees and he had to drop out in 2021.
Sajal had to get a job at a motorcycle repair shop to support his family.
"The work I do at the workshop is very painful. I often get cuts and bruises on my hands and I have to lift very heavy machinery," says Sajal.
"I don't want to work here but I will starve if I don't work. The kids I used to go to school with now bully me sometimes. They tell me that I don’t belong with them anymore now that I have to work while they get to go to school,” he adds.
Where once he dreamed of becoming a doctor, now Sajal must face dangerous work in a hazardous environment