UNICEF has handed over 110 new and improved classrooms across 22 schools in Cox’s Bazar to the Government of Bangladesh.
Out of the 110 classrooms, 76 are newly constructed while 36 are renovated, said the UNICEF on Sunday.
Sheldon Yett, UNICEF Representative to Bangladesh, and Shah Rezwan Hayat, Director General of the Directorate of Primary Education, spoke on the occasion.
The new and improved classrooms will provide child-friendly learning spaces and better access to education for over 8,000 Bangladeshi children.
The initiative is part if UNICEF’s support to Bangladeshi children in the district of Cox’s Bazar, a district which is coping with the challenge of hosting nearly 1 million Rohingyas from Myanmar.
In addition, UNICEF is supporting the Government of Bangladesh to strengthen teaching and learning through grants that benefit all 657 schools in Cox’s Bazar. The “school level improvement plan” grants allow schools to themselves identify and address pressing needs.