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Digital learning and expression tackles barriers for Rohingya refugee children.

Connection beyond the camps

Kutupalong
Whilst children in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh are not permitted to access written learning materials in their own language, daily digital lessons in the camps enable alternative, creative, visual communication of educational content. Children also produce video newsletters to communicate with their peers beyond the camp in a new online platform named 'Moja Kids'.
Introduction

A digital solution

“Seeing themselves on screen was literally jaw dropping and resulted in entire classrooms jumping up to clap and cheer. ”

John Littleton, Asia Regional Manager, Children on the Edge.

What we do?

In the largest refugee camp in the world, Children on the Edge are pioneering a digital learning programme to circumvent language barriers and deliver meaningful education for our 7,500 students in the refugee camps. Beyond this, the children work together to create and share their own fun packed videos using a digital platform. Their creations are compiled and shared back and forth across hundreds of classrooms in Cox's Bazar so they can express themselves and form a genuine connection with their peers. 

Why we do it?

We have provided education for thousands of Rohingya refugee children in Kutupalong since 2010. Since the latest influx of refugees after the 2017 genocide, whilst authorities have permitted education for children, they have prohibited teaching in the national language of Bengali. The Rohingya language has no written text, and, in the refugee camps, printed text is only permitted in Burmese or English.  This creates a huge barrier to education, as these languages are largely not spoken or understood by either the refugees or Bangladeshi teachers. As such, Rohingya students in the camps cannot understand what they are being taught and are struggling to learn. They are cut off from the outside world and denied the means of expressing themselves. 

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Innovation Overview
ALL
Target Group
8 900
Children/Users
1
Country
2018
Established
Not-for-profit
Organisation
45
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Tips for implementation
1. Small, multimedia studio to produce and translate/dub open source media and interactive digital lessons 2. Battery-powered projectors that connects to a mobile phone using the 4G network. 3. Content is sent by developers via WhatsApp and mirrored to screens requiring minimal teacher training.
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Children use digital technology to prevent the spread of coronavirus
The context of the Learning Centres
Education for Rohingya refugee children in Kutupalong
Reaction to first Moja Kids newsletter
MOJA KIDS ONLINE PLATFORM
Raiyan is 10 years old and a student in a school supported by Children on the Edge in the Rohingya Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. He h...
Multi media learning for Rohingya refugee children

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