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Japanese envoy hands over textbooks for Rohingyas living in Cox’s Bazar

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 13th September, 2022 01:33:35 PM
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Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh Ito Naoki has handed over textbooks at the learning centre in the “Rohingya” camps in Cox’s Bazar.

During the ceremony held on Monday (Sept 12), a total of 81,000 textbooks of Myanmar language Grammar, Mathematics, History, General Science and other subjects were handed over from KOMORI Takashi, Senior Representative of JICA Bangladesh to Sheldon Yett, Representative of UNICEF Bangladesh.

Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) Shah Rezwan Hayat was also present on the occasion, said the Embassy of Japan on Tuesday (Sept 13), RRRC.

The learning materials funded by the Government of Japan, will be used for the implementation of Myanmar Curriculum Pilot, which was approved in January 2020.

 Ambassador Ito expressed his delight that the learning centres reopened after more than one and half a year due to the COVID19 outbreak, saying, “We hope this assistance will contribute to the learning of “Rohingya” children. I believe it is particularly important for them to learn the language, history and culture of Myanmar so that they may reintegrate to the society after repatriating to their home country.”

Japan will further cooperate with the relevant agencies for better living conditions for “Rohingya” and host communities both in Cox’s Bazar and Bhasan Char.

At the same time, Japan will make an effort for early repatriation to Myanmar. Finding lasting solutions to this crisis will be conducive to our pursuit of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific”.