VSO and MESH working together for Rohingya refugee children

VSO and MESH working together

Extract from VSO publication:
“We have embarked on a new partnership with MESH guides to support our Education in Emergencies work in Bangladesh.

There are hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugee children living in camps in Bangladesh. They have experienced violence and ongoing trauma in some of the most crucial years of their lives. Yet most still lack safe spaces to learn and play.

Together, we ae rolling out a home based early childhood care and education in emergencies programme (ECCE). This works with children aged 3-5 years. VSO has brought together leading education specialists to create an open-source guide for people working in young children’s education in extremely challenging contexts.

This guide is open to everyone worldwide to download and use wherever needed. We have lined up expert and national volunteers to help deliver it on the ground in the camps where needed, alongside Rohingya community volunteers. Translated into the local language, the guide teaches through songs and stories. We have designed it to help young children in crises understand the world around them. It will support their emotional development and will help them grasp early literacy and numeracy. This is so important if a whole generation is not to lose access to education.”

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