Anayet started studying with his LBB teacher, Dawn, in early May of this 2019. Anayet lives in a refugee camp for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, where he teaches English to the children in the UNHCR-founded primary school.
What he is learning in class with Dawn doesn’t just help him, it empowers future generations of Rohingya to be able to tell their stories to the world. Part of that story is today: the 2nd International Day of Remembrance for the Rohingya Genocide.
Anayet has taken part in a rally for the event and has organised a public forum so that those affected can tell their stories and work together to support their own community. We have watched as many of the issues still affecting our students fade from public view: the Syrian conflict; Manus Island; those lives lost in the mediterranean; and the Rohingya tragedy.
The media spotlight may have moved on but the crisis isn’t over for many of those directly affected. We fully support Anayet in his work to get the word out and tell the world about the plight of the Rohingya.