Chittagong, Bangladesh


Photographer: Mohammad Faqrul Islam

Year of Submission: 2016 (Educators Edition) 

Every day of the week except Fridays, from half past seven in the morning to nine o’clock in the evening, this bus travels across Chittagong, a coastal city in eastern Bangladesh, giving class after class to children who live on the street or whose parents can’t afford to pay for their education. The bus, bought with donations from the readers of German newspaper Recklinghäuser Zeitung, travels between seven locations, picking up 40 children at a time for an hour or two of primary classes at each stop.