“Bhaat toh geleo peye jabo kintu porashuno korar sujog sikkha sob somoy payoa jai na eikhane” (tr: Even if there’s no food right now, we will surely get it later, but we don’t get the opportunity to gain knowledge here every day). This one statement voices the emotions of many living in the remote areas of Sunderbans. Coming from a time when there was no hope in education, Swapnopuron has built a community that looks forward to a better future. Akash, a bright young boy, was abandoned by his parents at an early age. He was raised by his relatives who wanted to ensure a secure and happy life for him. His family is always in the struggle to make ends meet, but they wanted to make sure that Akash gets the education he deserves. From not being able to read or write at all, to being one of the brightest students at school, Swopnopuron came as a life-changing turn in the pathway of Akash’s life. When he is not in the classroom, you will find him at the school library, reading and dreaming of his future. Akash has ambitions to join government services and help his family break away from the shackles of poverty. With the efforts and guidance of the teachers at Swapnopuron, he has been receiving quality English-medium education that helps him not only in dreaming big but also in developing the skillset to achieve those dreams. Akash’s aunt, who married at an early age and was deprived of opportunities, is immensely grateful for the way Swapnopuron has impacted Akash and the children of the community.