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CPJ arranges peace, civic learning course for Rohingyas

  • Published at 08:51 pm October 31st, 2019
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A speaker addresses ending ceremony of the course took place at Ukhia's Kutupalong refugee camp under Cox's Bazar on Thursday, October 31, 2019 Courtesy

This project promoted peace, tolerance, and social cohesion among young volunteers by introducing peace and civic learning activities

Centre for Peace and Justice (CPJ) of Brac University, and BRAC have jointly conducted a six-month long peace and civic learning course for Rohingyas.

The ending ceremony of the course took place at Ukhia's Kutupalong refugee camp under Cox's Bazar on Thursday.

In the graduation ceremony, CPJ and BRAC awarded completion certificates to 56 youth volunteers from Rohingya, and host community.

Refugee Relief and Repatriation Additional Commissioner (RRRC) Md Shamsuddoha, anmuad CPJ Executive Director Manzoor Hasan OBE distributed certificates among the volunteers.

The speakers said: "The aim of this course is to provide proper civic learning to young volunteers from Rohingya, and host communities of Cox’s bazar."

They also said that this project promoted peace, tolerance, and social cohesion among young volunteers by introducing peace, and civic learning activities.

Kutupalong refugee camp in charge Khalilur Rahman Khan, MSI-USAID Representative Karna Kohel, CPJ Research Coordinator Muhammad Badiuzzaman, CPJ Project Manager Mofaq Kharul Taufiq also attended the event.

In present times, CPJ of Brac University in collaboration with BRAC, and USAID' Obirodh–Road to Tolerance program launched two separate projects in response to Rohingya humanitarian crisis management in Cox’s Bazar.

They are Community Based Learning for Peace (CBLP) project, and Civic Outreach Project (COP), which are exclusively designed for the potential youths of Rohingya, and Bangladeshi host community.