.. .Goni Mia's Tea-Stall" BOU & CEMCA Training Video-Bangladesh Open University.
Bangladesh Open University(BOU) & Commonwealth Educational Media Center for Asia(CEMCA) Present-March-2001Video Production TeamScriptQuazi Md. Ghalib AhsanCameraSohail AhmedVideo EditorMita Shamsee, Belal HossainProducerS. M. FaruqueResearch1.Dr.Professor Quazi Md. Galib Ahsan-School of Business2.Professor MS Sufia Begum-School of Education3.Md. Anisur Rahman-Associate Professor,School of Education4.Abu Sayeed Md. Ripon Rouf-5.S.M. Faruque-Deputy Director-Media6. Sohail Ahmed-Senior Video Specialist-Media7. Video Transcript-Ifthekhar KhalidGoni Mia’s Tea StallVideo TranscriptBangladesh Open University Gazipur Campus is 30 Kilometers away from DhakaA nearby village of the Campus is Kamoleshor Goni Mia is living in the villageWith the south-west wall of the university, Goni Mia has started a tea stall in order to surviveGoni Mia has some regular customers Most of them are working at Bangladesh Open University The daily gathering of the customers has brought him success in businessEvery day from dawn to dusk, he sells about Tk.500 He earns a profit of Tk.150 at the end of a dayFrom the income, Goni Mia bears his familyWhen I was at class eight, my father diedI could not continue my studiesThen I was going through hardship with my six brothers and sistersSometimes we didn’t even have food to eatOnce I went to visit my elder sister’s house There I saw a shopA boy of my age was running a tea stall. The job inspired me Coming back home, I planned to start a tea stallThe reason is there is a university beside my home Many people commute to the universityI needed money to start a shop. “How can I get money?” I asked my mother. She gave a gold wristlet from her hand Then, I kept it as a mortgageI took a loan of Tk.3000 from a local cooperative society I started the Tea Stall with the moneyNow, this Tea Stall is running wellI earn Tk.100-150 each dayI am planning to get back the ornament from the mortgage Definitely, I shall get it backI shall get an admission to Bangladesh Open University to continue my studyGoni Mia has fulfilled his dream. If Goni Mia can do, why can’t you?