In order to make the life of Rohingya children normal, an initiative to launch a sports programme is underway as five organizations including a local one are working together to unlock the potential of those children through sporting power.
This first phase aims to be launched this autumn by KLABU and the Paris Saint-Germain Endowment Fund in partnership with the distinguished Bangladeshi NGO FRIENDSHIP, a press release said.
Over a million Rohingya have been forcibly displaced from Myanmar in successive waves of violence since the early 1990s. The project’s Club Centre has been co-designed by partner Solarkiosk and will be implemented by Friendship and KLABU under the supervision of Solarkiosk.
In addition, Friendship, KLABU and the Paris Saint-Germain Endowment Fund will also deliver an innovative mobile sport library solution that will widen the reach across Rohingya camps and share the power and joy of sport with the larger community.
Following this first phase at Cox’s Bazar, KLABU, the Paris Saint-Germain Endowment Fund and UNHCR will work to potentially expand into other parts of the world.
Runa Khan, founder and executive director of Friendship: “We thank the Paris Saint-Germain Endowment Fund, KLABU, and UNHCR for taking this initiative, which will not only promote mental wellbeing of Rohingya children but also help them recover from stress and traumatic experiences they have been through.”
Thomas Rieger, co-founder and CEO of Solarkiosk: “We are happy and proud to be part of this truly impactful project and enable and empower young Rohingya children with our solar solutions which are tailored for remote and off-grid areas worldwide.”
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