Rohingya youngsters learning at the centre Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
The eye-catching building for Rohingya youngsters Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
Rohingya youngsters circle around their teacher in the class room Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
A young Rohingya boy hopes to receive access to education at TLC Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
Rohingya youngsters in class room Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
The 1st two-storey learning centre is designed by two associate professors at Brac University's architecture department Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
There are 540,000 children of school age across all refugee settlements in Cox's Bazar, but only 160,552 have spaces in TLCs Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune
The two-storied Temporary Learning Centre (TLC) will house up to 240 students in two classrooms in three shifts each day
Brac, with support from UNHCR, will officially inaugurate the first two-storied temporary learning centre (TLC) at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar today.
The TLC aims to create more space and educational opportunities for Rohingya youngsters.
Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam, and Primary and Mass Education Ministry's Joint Secretary (Development) Nesar Ahmed will attend the inauguration.
Acting Head of Operations and Sub-office for the UN refugee agency in Cox's Bazar Bernadette Castel-Hollingsworth, and Head of Brac Humanitarian Crisis Management Program Mohammed Abdus Salam will also be attending the program.
The eye-catching building, painted bright red and yellow, will be able to house up to 240 students studying in two classrooms in three shifts each day - double the number of students who could normally attend a TLC within the physical space.
The design was created by two associate professors at Brac University's architecture department, using local materials and technology, UNHCR said on Tuesday.