Cox’s Bazar is home to a vibrant and growing surfing community. For them, the horizon is the limit, and they can surf to their heart’s content. The children who make up this community come from impoverished, troubled families. Most of them have little or no formal education as the pressure to drop out of school to earn money for their families is too great.
To help these boys and girls, and to turn the tide on how surfing is perceived in these conservative communities, JAAGO Foundation and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) partnered together to create the Surfers’ Megher School. This school is designed to equip them with the learning and skills they need to lift themselves out of poverty, and it eases the burden of supporting their families by providing each student with monthly food rations.