A new lease of life for kids of Rohingya refugees
June 13, 2016
Hyderabad: For the 3,000-odd Rohingya refugees living in the city, there is some good news in the holy month of Ramadan. The Telangana Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) decided to open a school for the children of Myanmar refugees.
The international non-profit organisation, ‘Save the Children’ recently requested SSA to open a school for the children and the government responded to the request positively. The school would be started on Refugee Day on June 20.
SSA identified around 90 Rohingya children to begin the school and the school would have only Urdu and English as the medium of instruction.
SSA Additional State Project Director A Bhaskar Rao said that Vidya volunteers, Urdu and English teachers would be teaching the children. “SSA will also provide three times meal every day to the children,” he said.
Rohingya Muslims are spread in several parts of Old City with the maximum number of people staying in Balapur area. There are around 200-500 who also reside in make-shift tents in Pahadeshareef, Mir Momin Pahadi and Kishan Bagh.