UNICEF: Instruction milestone for Rohingya refugee young children as Myanmar curriculum pilot reaches initial 10,000 kids – Bangladesh

But more steps even now desired to boost university attendance in camps

COX’S BAZAR, 1 Might 2022 – A breakthrough for Rohingya refugee youngsters residing in the Cox’s Bazar refugee camps in Bangladesh sees the initial 10,000 youngsters enrolled to acquire education based on the national curriculum of their dwelling place Myanmar. This milestone will be attained this thirty day period.

The Myanmar Curriculum Pilot, launched by UNICEF and associates in November 2021, is a significant step ahead in the direction of guaranteeing the basic appropriate to education for Rohingya refugee kids. It will aid get ready the young children for their return to Myanmar.

“There is a remarkable desire for schooling among Rohingya refugee little ones, and UNICEF and companions are on the ground in the camps, responding to that need,” stated Mr. Sheldon Yett, UNICEF Representative to Bangladesh.

There are about 400,000 university-aged Rohingya small children in the Bangladesh refugee camps. With about 300,000 of these youngsters attending studying centres, UNICEF and companions are managing a mammoth schooling operation in what is the major refugee settlement in the earth. There are 3,400 mastering centres across several camps, of which 2,800 are supported by UNICEF.

To date, most of the kids have been mastering via the so-identified as Discovering Competency Framework Approach (LCFA), which covers ranges 1 to four and caters largely to kids aged 4-14. The LCFA was created as an unexpected emergency evaluate for Rohingya refugee little ones and is a mostly casual discovering system. The curriculum that is now currently being piloted is based mostly on the Myanmar countrywide curriculum, and it gives Rohingya refugee kids with formal and standardized education. In addition, the Myanmar Curriculum fills a important secondary instruction gap: It offers education also for more mature little ones who have largely lacked access to schooling.

The Myanmar Curriculum Pilot originally targets 10,000 young children in grades six to 9. In typical circumstances, grades 6 to nine cater to young children aged 11-14. However, numerous Rohingya refugee kids have fallen at the rear of in their training, and so most children enrolled in grades six to nine are aged 14-16. UNICEF aims to scale up in phases so that by 2023, all school-aged small children are taught as a result of the Myanmar curriculum.

Regardless of substantially progress, around 100,000 school-aged Rohingya refugee little ones are not in school. UNICEF and associates are working to achieve out to these youngsters and to take out the barriers that prevent them from going to university. Private and community-dependent discovering services that satisfy the demands of equally boys and women, and which are operated with enough oversight, could also engage in a job in giving academic providers. UNICEF engages with all stakeholders who perform a part in the hard work to deliver Rohingya refugee youngsters with equitable and inclusive entry to standardized instruction.

“We need to do all we can to give these little ones hope, to offer them with training, to prepare them for their futures in Myanmar. UNICEF will carry on to operate with the Rohingya refugee community, the Govt of Bangladesh and companions right until each refugee boy or girl is attained with excellent instruction,” reported Mr. Yett.

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A landmark selection by the Federal government of Bangladesh in January 2020 paved the way for the introduction of the Myanmar Curriculum Pilot (MCP) to develop access to schooling for Rohingya refugee young children and adolescents, whose households fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh in August 2017.

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