Turkish aid group offers education to Rohingya children

A Turkish aid agency has opened two educational centers for children at a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.

The Istanbul-based Sadakatasi Foundation opened the centers -- each of which can educate 70 children � at the Balukhali No. 5 camp in the Cox's Bazar district, where over the last year some 750,000 Rohingya took shelter from violence and persecution in neighboring Myanmar.

The foundation officials cut the ribbon on the Musab Bin Umeyr and Iqra centers, and then a group of children recited from the Qur'an.

Classes in English, Arabic, and Burmese, as well as the subjects like maths, will be given at the centers. Children will also be taught the Qur'an, the Muslim holy book.

Meals will be cooked for the children in a bamboo-built kitchen near the centers, and the children will enjoy breaks at adjacent playgrounds.

Several children voiced their gratitude to the Republic of Turkey for providing aid to the centers.

Source: International Islamic News Agency