Mahmuda with her mother. They live in a shack next to the rail tracks in Tejgaon. Mahmuda is 9 years old and lost a leg i 2008 in a train accident. She had a train accident previously which damaged her hearing and when she did not hear the train coming when she was playing on the tracks. The mother called Zoynal, a counselor from DSID for help and he took the severy injured Mahmuda to the hospital. Without this Mahmuda would have been dead since the ambulance service in Dhaka is over stretched and would never have made it to the slum in time. CSID now provide her with a wheel chair, counseling and she is attending pre-school.
Centre for Services and Information on Disability (CSID) is a charity working intergrate disabled children into mainstream society.