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In pictures: The first two-storey learning centre for Rohingya youngsters

  • Published at 04:16 pm October 3rd, 2018

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.