The Rohingya are one of the most persecuted ethnic minorities in the world. Since the 1980s, the Rohingya were stripped of their citizen status by the Myanmar government, rendering them stateless. Deprived of their basic human rights, the Rohingya people have been persecuted, isolated, and ultimately driven from their homes.
Since August 2017, over 800,000 Rohingya have been forced to escape the systematic ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. They crossed the border into Bangladesh, situating themselves in overcrowded makeshift camps. With this sudden influx of refugees, Bangladesh is currently facing the fastest-growing humanitarian crisis to date.
Books Unbound Mission
Although the Rohingya are now temporary resettled in Bangladesh, they still face many hardships. They are not allowed to leave the camps, and refugee resettlement can take from months to years.
Our goal is to help make refugee camps a place of preparation and growth through informal education. We are in progress of creating informative and culturally appropriate educational learning aids.
Books Unbound is currently developing culturally sensitive illustrative dictionaries. These will target varying educational and age levels. These will be distributed to select communities and schools for a pilot project. After thorough evaluation, it will be implemented on a larger scale. Dates TBD. Stay tuned.
- Location: Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
- Project Focus: ESL, Health, Safety
- Date: TBD
- Learning Aids: Illustrative dictionaries