Project #295 | Rohingya Education Project
Our Partnership with Partners Relief & Development
The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic minority group that has lived for centuries in Myanmar, but has experienced decades of violence, discrimination, and persecution. Rohingya people have been denied citizenship since 1982, making them the world’s largest stateless population. After a massive wave of violence broke out in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya, half of whom were children, sought refuge in Bangladesh. Many villages were burned to the ground, and thousands of families were killed or separated from one another. The city of Cox’s Bazar on Bangladesh’s southeast coast is now home to nearly one million displaced Rohingya. For Rohingya children who remain in Myanmar, access to education is limited. Rohingya students are required to study in separate schools, and Rohingya teachers do not have access to proper training.
One Day’s Wages is partnering with Partners Relief & Development to ensure displaced and marginalized Rohingya students receive a high quality education. Our partnership is supporting 9 community schools for Rohingya students in Sittwe, Myanmar, and in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Students at all 9 schools are receiving textbooks and stationary for the upcoming school year so that they have the tools and resources they need to learn. Primary students in Cox’s Bazar also receive school uniforms and bags, along with vitamins and hygiene supplies to supplement the limited resources available in the refugee camps. In addition, teachers are growing in their capacity through access to teaching materials and workshops.
STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE SCHOOL SUPPLIES, UNIFORMS & BOOKS
ADULT LEARNERS WILL GROW IN THEIR MATH & ENGLISH SKILLS
TEACHERS WILL HONE THEIR PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.