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BRAC takes initiative to protect Rohingya children

  • Published at 07:21 pm October 13th, 2021
Rohingya children
File Photo of Rohingya children Collected

The Humanitarian Play Lab (HPL) is being provided for 38,856 children of Rohingyas at 29 camps  

Development organization Brac has undertaken an initiative for the protection as well as the mental growth of children of the Rohingya and host communities through play amid Covid-19.

Speakers disclosed this at a workshop at a hotel in Cox’s Bazar district town.

Child Protection Sector under Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme (HCMP) of Brac organized the event titled ‘Lesson Learn Workshop’, Brac said on Wednesday.  

The workshop was held for evaluating the achievement of child protection and chalking out future steps for achieving the objective in the next year (2022).

The workshop was informed that such service through Humanitarian Play Lab (HPL) is being provided for 38,856 children of Rohingyas at 29 camps in Teknaf and Ukhiya upazilas of Cox’s Bazar.

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Besides, 3000 children of the host community are receiving the service through Play Lab at 100 primary schools in Teknaf, Ukhiya, Ramu and Sadar upazilas in Cox’s Bazar with the government’s support.

Hasina Akhter Huq, Area Director of HCMP of Brac; Roberts Sila Muthini, Programme Head of HCMP; Syeda Sazia Zaman, Programme Head of Brac IED; Riffat Jahan Nahreen, Team Lead of Child Protection Sector under HCMP; and others spoke at the event.

Fakhrul Alam, Field Operations Manager of Child Protection Sector under HCMP; Kamrul Hasan, Senior Sector Specialist; and Shahana Akter, Project Manager of the same programme; moderated the event at different sessions.         

Brac is providing the service under a project, financed by Sesame Workshop, a USA-based international organization. Aimed at protecting children, the five-year long project will end in 2023.

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