“Our handicapped son is a gift from God”


Robert is waiting in the hospital when his child is going to be born and feels: “there is something wrong”. The doctor tells him later: “your child can never walk or talk. For the rest of his live he is handicapped”.

In Bangladesh a handicapped child is seen as a curse. Some organizations buy these children and earn money from them by forcing them to beg on the street. That’s not what Robert and Rita want. “Our child is a gift of God”, tells Rita. “We have to love him”. Therefore they tenderly care for him and experience that he gives them peace and joy.

In the television program of our media partner from 3xM, Robert and Rita tell their story to encourage other couples with a handicapped child. Thousands of viewers responds to the program which impacts their attitudes and lives.