Since August 2017, nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar from military attacks which the United Nations describe as "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing".
Tragically, it is now very clear that there is no imminent solution and the vast majority of Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh are likely to be there for some time. The world's response must now move towards including initiatives that give Rohingya children hope for the future - education is now the vital priority.
614,000 Rohingya children are out of education and face an increased risk of child labour, underage marriage, sexual abuse and trafficking. 5,000 learning spaces and 10,000 trained teachers are needed to give Rohingya children in Bangladesh a chance of education.
What We Do.
Street Child have identified local partners in Bangladesh and over the coming months we plan to provide education and pyschosocial support for Rohingya children. Using our low-cost, high-impact model we will aim to reach the highest number of children - a vital approach where there are 614,000 children in need of education. We will be training teachers to deliver accelerated learning programmes and providing education resources and pyschosocial support to the children who need it most.