The Rohingya Community

Providing cultural & language preservation for one of the world’s most persecuted people.
Our Rohingya resources are designed for those living in refugee camps (Kutupalong) and for those resettled in western countries.

Check out our Rohingya products now!

I cannot express how grateful we are towards the industrious and compassionate team behind Books Unbound – for its amazing and creative works undertaken to make the lives of the Rohingya refugees better and hopeful. Thank you a million times.
Rohingya human rights activist | Ireland
My Picture Dictionary was created by Books Unbound. It is one of the best educational tools for the Rohingya students.
Rohingya educator | Bangladesh
I’m very thankful for this book. I felt so good when I receive the materials. Especially I was impressed after seeing the cover page of this book and was excited to go through the book. In camp this is totally a different book from other. I’ve never seen this kind of book before. I have a younger brother who is also fond of this book. When I go out of the house, my younger brother uses the book during my absence. Thank you Books Unbound for this beautiful book.
– Rohingya student | Bangladesh

Who are the Rohingya?

The Rohingya are an ethnic minority from Rakhine State, Myanmar. They have faced persecution at the hands of the Myanmar military. In August 2017, an outbreak of violence by the Myanmar military forced over 600,000 Rohingya to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. They now live in Kutupalong¬† — also known as the World’s Largest Refugee Camp. There are currently over 1 million people living in Kutupalong.

Education in the Camps

Resources are not enough to provide education for every student, ages 5 – 18. When resources are scarce, education can fall off the list of priorities. Informal learning is the most flexible and ideal alternative for a refugee living in an unpredictable environment.

We have developed Rohingya-specific learning materials that can be used in the home or in a learning center, child friendly space, or community center.

What Language Do They Learn?

The Rohingya language is unwritten, but we strive to provide materials in their native language to encourage mother-tongue literacy. We collaborate with scholars and linguists who have been developing a written form of the Rohingya language. Our materials provide instruction in English, Burmese, and written Rohingya — which continues to be tested through community testing via our products.

What’s Special About Our Materials?

Everything is contextualized to the Rohingya culture. We conduct in-field research, collect reference photos from our Rohingya friends. All of the cartoon characters were created from reference photos of real-life people who have inspired us. Every single cartoon has been approved by a Rohingya community member. These materials are more relatable to them, fostering greater engagement.

Rohingya Products

We design & sell our own Rohingya products – made in collaboration with Rohingya communities around the world.

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What We Do

Education Consultants

We’re hired as consultants and design custom projects for NGOs working directly in the Rohingya community.

Advocates & Storytellers

We present at schools, universities, and special events to share about the Rohingya diaspora and spread awareness of the refugee crisis.

Featured Products

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Picture Dictionary

Rohingya Version | Languages: Rohingya, Burmese, & English

Designed for Rohingya living in Kutupalong, Bangladesh. It covers the basics in vocabulary development and contextualized problem solving. This book is used by Rohingya children, adults, and international aid workers who want to learn the Rohingya language.

Picture Dictionary

USA Version | Languages: Rohingya, Burmese, & English

A great “Welcome to the US” gift for incoming Rohingya refugees! Tailored for the Rohingya community living in the US. This book is used by Rohingya children and adults who want to practice their English while preserving their Rohingya language.

Education for girls

For the Girls

Rohingya Version | Languages: Rohingya, Burmese & English

Along with basic health practices, the book encourages creativity, innovation, and community-based work throughout all phases of life. The picture-based approach is designed to encourage girls to spark conversation among their peers, regardless of their literacy level.

Coloring Book

Rohingya Version | Languages: Rohingya & English

Rafiq and Hazara take you on a journey to show all of their favorite places! They have a beautiful community with so many colorful places.

Who We’ve Worked With

Do You Work with the Rohingya Community?

Need learning materials for a large-scale project? We’d love to help you!
Purchase one of our already-made products or request a custom project.

We deliver directly to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Purchase our books!

We sell our books and provide Teacher Training Sessions. Our materials can work as either a primary or supplementary learning material for the classroom or at-home learning. Looking to improve your Rohingya education program?

Adopt the Rohingya Community

We work with companies who want to make a difference every year. Become a corporate sponsor and receive exclusive marketing opportunities! Our sponsors are what keep our projects going.

Donate Today

Support the Rohingya community by helping us accomplish our goals. Your donation helps us print & distribute materials.

Free Resources

COVID-19 Awareness Materials

Rohingya Version | Languages: Rohingya, Burmese & English

Free, downloadable resources to educate the Rohingya community about COVID-19.

Education for refugees | Books Unbound

Children's Cartoons

Rohingya Version | Languages: Rohingya & English

We created a series of Children’s Cartoons in the Rohingya language to educate and share important life lessons. Featured cartoon: “Exercise is for Everyone”

*Custom animation available by request

Free Activities to Download

Rohingya Version | Languages: Rohingya & English

Check out our latest downloadable activities! Perfect for in-classroom or at-home use.

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