Becoming A Lost Generation

Around half a million Rohingya children have been languishing and have no access to education in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. They say we’re on the verge of completing their schooling in a few months’ time when they were forced to flee their homes by the actions of the Myanmar military, many of which amount to crimes against humanity. Since then, they have lost another two academic years. The longer they are forced to stay in the camps, the prospect of them ever realizing the opportunities every child deserves becomes more distant. They are at risk of becoming a lost generation! As of December 2017, an estimated 7,23,000 Rohingya people fled to Bangladesh to avoid persecution from the Burmese military. 2021 | Bangladesh.

 

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Whether we talk about the refugees returning to Myanmar when it is safe to do so, resettling in a third country, or another way to solve the crisis, without education, a generation of Rohingya children will lose the opportunity to claim their rights, improve their lives or contribute to the economy they live in. For the past four years, their lives have been put on hold; their futures paralyzed by a state of uncertainty.

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I have finished my primary education in Myanmar. in 2017 I have fled to Bangladesh with my parents, now I have no opportunity for higher education in this refugee camp. I like Painting, sometimes I paint my hand with henna, it makes me beautiful.

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In the camp we have nothing to do, we have no playground in the camp, our camp is nearly sea beach so sometimes we come to play football on the sea beach. We heard recently camp authority decided to shift us Ukhia camp, where we have not allowed to cross barbed wires to go outside of the camp.

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My hobby is kite flying, I get on a ship from Teknaf Ghat to work as a porter, this ship will return from Saint Martin’s island in the afternoon, in this free time I am flying my kite.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Many of the Rohingya children say we’re on the verge of completing their schooling in a few months’ time when they were forced to flee their homes by the actions of the Myanmar military, many of which amount to crimes against humanity. Since then, they have lost another four academic years. The longer they are forced to stay in the camps, the prospect of them ever realizing the opportunities every child deserves becomes more distant.

They are at risk of becoming a lost generation !