To commemorate friendship day, we present to you the meaning of friendship, as expressed by children in our schools.


Samima

Age: 10

Friendship Learning Centre

Rohingya refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar

Song of Friendship

Mst. Jasmine Akther

Grade: IV

Friendship School, Sidhai

O bird, go to my beloved friend

Ask her how she’s doing on her end

If she’s doing fine
Come back to mine

Bird goes to its nest,

And I remain hoping for the best

Anwar Hossain

Friendship Learning Centre

Rohingya refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar

My Friend

Mst. Nozima

Grade: VI

Friendship School, Paglar Char

My friend’s face shines like the moon,

I find my happiness in my friend’s good fortune.

Moon is the star’s friend, star is the moon’s.

I yearn for our friendship in the afterlife lagoon

My friend is the best and we are like two peas in a pod

My mind grows weary during his adventures abroad

Mofizur Rahman

Friendship Learning Centre

Rohingya refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar

Mst. Nazma

Grade: VI

Friendship School, Paglar Char

I can bring stars from the sky for you my friend. Our friendship is so strong that I can live without oxygen. I look at you with my eyes and want to treasure you in my heart. The passage of time feels so fast because no matter how much time we spend together it never feels enough. We write about all the hurt and hardships in our hearts and it is during these times that I want my friend to be there with me.