Group to build special school for Rohingya children

Dr Mohd Zin with some of the Rohingya children in Kulai Besar, Johor. Group to build special school for Rohingya children
KULAI: Humanitarian Care Malaysia (MyCare) is in the midst of building a special school to cater to the education needs of Rohingya children seeking refuge in the country. Its board of trustee member, Dr Mohd Zin Kandar, said the school would be located in Serdang,...

Education as Empowerment: Rohingya Youth Set Up A Literacy Mission

He recounts how he completed his higher education in Statistics at the University of Sittwe with great difficulty.
NEW DELHI: Tucked inside a bustling working class locality in Vikaspuri, is a printing store that meshes perfectly with its surroundings. The store in itself is no different from the ones that dot the busy market place, but the person sitting at the counter...

Rohingya refugee beats the odds to get schooling in Malaysia

While Shamshidah feels self-conscious about being older than her classmates, Aminah encourages her.
Denied access to the national education system, Shamshidha is among refugee children attending informal schools in Malaysia where refugees have no legal status. By: Elisabet Diaz Sanmartin in Kuala Lumpur | 12 June 2017 Eighteen-year-old Rohingya refugee Shamshidah did not set foot inside a classroom...

Turkey educates 4,000 Rohingya children in Pakistan

Turkey's Diyanet Foundation gives Rohingya children hope, teaches mathematics, religion and culture
Turkey’s Diyanet Foundation is providing schooling to 4,000 Rohingya children in Pakistan's commercial capital Karachi, the project's coordinator has said. Ahmet Kandemir told Anadolu Agency the scheme, which started in 2015 with 25 courses, now includes 100 courses. Students enrolled in the program are taught Urdu,...

No Rohingya woman should be left behind

No Rohingya woman should be left behind
“If you speak Rohingya I will fine you 20 sen!” Sharifah Shakirah shouts, half-jokingly, to a classroom of eight Rohingya women. It is an English-language class and the women often resort to speaking their native tongue, hindering their progress in learning English. On Tuesdays, they...

Meet Tasmida, the first Rohingya girl to take Class X Board exam in India

At the Rohingya camp in Kalindi Kunj. Oinam Anand
Tasmida’s family fled Myanmar in 2002. Her father was imprisoned for about half a year, and his boats and papers were confiscated for selling groceries and fish in villages near Myanmar's Rakhine state. When Tasmida was six, she never thought she would be the first...

Education for all, even refugees

Nur Zalina Abdul Aziz had just completed her PhD in Business Administration when she joined the Future Global Network Foundation
KUALA LUMPUR: FORMER lecturer Nur Zalina Abdul Aziz had just completed her PhD in Business Administration when she joined the Future Global Network Foundation (FGN) back in 2010. “When I first started working with FGN, it was only to assist my husband, who was the...

Wong: MPSJ tasked to find alternative location for Rohingya school

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SERDANG: The Selangor state government has tasked Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) to search for an alternative site for a temporary Rohingya school which was partially demolished recently along with an illegal driving school operating on government land. Selangor Tourism, Environment, Green Technology and Consumer...

Malacca man plans privately-funded aid mission to Myanmar’s Arakan region

A businessman here aims to charter a privately-funded aid mission directly to Myanmar’s Arakan region to aid not just the Rohingya Muslim community, but also others in need.
MALACCA: A businessman here aims to charter a privately-funded aid mission directly to Myanmar’s Arakan region to aid not just the Rohingya Muslim community, but also others in need. Datuk Nur Sahar Osman, 39, plans to organise his own ‘aid flotilla’, and will depart for...

New Zealand lauds move by Malaysia to train the Rohingya

Hope for the young: Woodhouse meeting Rohingya pupils as he tours the UNHCR-Tzu Chi Education Centre in Selayang.
New Zealand has applauded Malaysia’s commitment to provide semi-skilled training for the Rohingya besides looking at allowing them to work here legally. It’s Immigration Minister Michael Wood­­house said he discussed a plan to normalise working rights for the community with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri...

7 Things You Should Know About the Crisis in Burma

P. Adem Carroll is a New York Irish Muslim working on human rights and other civil society issues. Currently Adem directs New York programs for Burma Task Force USA. MORE BY THIS AUTHOR There are 60 million refugees and displaced people in the world today, the...

The Rohingya Issue in Myanmar

1. The Current Situation: The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic minority group living in the northwest part of Rakhine State in Burma (Myanmar). Rakhine State is situated on the western coast of Burma, and its northwestern part shares a border with neighboring Bangladesh across the...

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The recent security operation launched by Myanmar's security forces is raising new concerns for the safety of Rohingya Muslims. Rakhine state is home to...