In this article, it highlights the importance of educating refugee children while they are in refugee camps. After all, these kids had seen traumatic experiences when they were in Myanmar. Can you even imagine what it must’ve been like for these kids to have seen their family, friends, neighbors, persecuted or terrorized all because they are Rohingya? More importantly, the fact that these kids who are in refugee camps don’t get the ability to live a normal life, since these camps often are lacking in resources. By setting up places in refugee camps dedicated towards education, children in these camps would have a chance to live a normal life by going to school, playing games, and having people listen to their problems. While the article is right, these kids and their teachers do have to face problems with stress, considering the environment they are in, it is vital that refugee children get the chance to go to school to get a sense of normalcy in their lives.
This content comes from our newly released interactive youth version of the 2019 GEM Report.
Anowar is a Rohingya refugee who has been living in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh for over a year. He is a learning instructor in the Burmese language. ‘I’m happy. We Rohingya need education. If we don’t get it, we’ll suffer a lot.
At the beginning, it was a bit difficult because children were scared by the things that had happened in Myanmar. They saw lots of people being slaughtered when they were fleeing, so they were depressed. We helped them come to school for education and helped cure them of the depression.’
Jui is a host community teacher in camp #2, supported by UNICEF. ‘I noticed that the children are very excited about getting such love and caring. We go to them and ask if they have any problems, and after listening, we…
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