Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children

by JAAGO Foundation
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Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children
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Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children
Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children
Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children
Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children
Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children
Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children
Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children
Incorporating Feedback Culture In The Organization
Incorporating Feedback Culture In The Organization

GlobalGiving awarded The Feedback Fund Grant of $20,000 to JAAGO Foundation for the project “Incorporating feedback culture in the organization and beyond”. JAAGO Foundation is grateful to GlobalGiving Foundation for awarding the Feedback Fund Grant.

This project will assess the current scenario of feedback in JAAGO’s ‘Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children’ project by incorporating feedback of 500 Rohingya children and 1000 parents in Unchiprang camp, Cox’s Bazar.

The following activities have been completed under the Incorporating feedback culture in the organization and beyond project. One Project inception meeting was arranged with the concerned teams for the smooth implementation of the project. One survey tool has already been identified and selected for getting the feedback from the beneficiaries. Out of four proposed content development activity, survey questionnaire for employee of organization and two separate questionnaires on the assessment of JAAGO’s ‘Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children’ project for Rohingya children and their parents have already been developed by the project implementation team.The project team is currently working to develop the content for the workshop and the script of the awareness video. The proposed workshop will aim to motivate employees to assess their performance as well as their teams in a constructive manner. The awareness video will be shared in JAAGO’s volunteer network for youth’s better understanding on the importance of feedback. Through this project, JAAGO aims to sustain the ‘Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children’ project in the coming months.

JAAGO is thankful to GlobalGiving for supporting such unique yet necessary organizational development strategy through this funding. 

Unlock The Opportunities For Brighter Future

Recently, The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) and the Education Sector (ES) partners have decided to provide the children with basic education. A ‘Learning Competency Framework and Approach’ (LCFA) has been developed. In this context, ES conducted a baseline assessment to find the LCFA levels the children can be identified with we call it ASER-PLUS Assessment tools.

The ASER-PLUS is a modified version of the ASER assessment (also called the Annual Status of Education Report), a literacy and numeracy tool used in other countries such as India to measure students’ literacy and numeracy levels at the household level and school level.

Around 500 students (as of April 2019) ages 6-14 in our Safe Haven participated in the assessment. Host community teachers and refugee facilitators of the Safe Haven administered assessments to students after participating in training on the ASER-PLUS tool. The purpose of the assessment is to (I-IV) level children following LCFA measures. The next step will be to develop teaching-learning materials (TLMs) aligned to LCFA levels I–IV.

According to the assessment:

Myanmar Language: 70% of the children’s knowledge of Myanmar language is in level I, 19% in level II and some insignificant numbers in levels III and IV. This leads to an understanding that nearly one-third of the children (32%) is in the ‘beginner’ stage and a little over one third (38%) can read letters only. Very few students can read words & paragraphs and can comprehend.

Mathematics: Nearly half of the children (49%) are in LCFA level I and 42% in level II. Nearly one-fourth of the total children are in the ‘beginner’ stage. A rather insignificant number of children (12%) can read numbers up to 99. However, 19% can do addition and 12% can do the subtraction.

English: 33% of the children are in ‘beginner’ stage, 28% can recognize English alphabets in ‘small’ letters, 29% can read words and only 5% can comprehend the meaning of the text they read. On the other side, a large number of the children (73%)’s knowledge of English is in level I and 19% in level II.

So, after completing the assessment we have leveled students according to performance on the assessment (Level I-IV). Now we are preparing and using teaching and learning materials tailored to those levels and endorsed by the Education Sector. We are gradually conducting subject-based training for teachers to align with the proposed-LCFA framework in Math, English, Science, and Myanmar Language topics. We have also clustered learning facilities according to levels and shift daily timetable to allow for increasing teaching and learning time.

Well-Wishers & Supporters Are Welcome To Safe Haven

American International School Dhaka" (AISD) is one of the reputed schools in Bangladesh and a loyal supporter of JAAGO Foundation. Recently, a representative of AISD management team visited our Safe Haven Facility at Unchiprang, Teknaf and spent some time with our kids on the premises.

AISD & their students intend to help us by working for the betterment of Rohingya Refugee Children at Safe Haven. We look forward to a successful collaboration as AISD eagerly want to help our Safe Haven children.

Overcoming The Real Horrors For A Rohingya Child

Khairul Amin, a twelve year old young boy, was facing the typical struggles of a student even a year ago. Khairul and his friends believed that nothing was more difficult than the third grade courses for Burmese, English, Arabic, Urdu and Quran, and yet they came to school every day to spend time with each other. For this group of friends, their bond was more powerful than the scolding of the teachers. Little did they know that their cherished friendship would run its course and their lives would be turned upside down.

One day last year, Khairul went home and found out the armies were conducting inspections at his house. Before Khairul could comprehend why the officers were beating up his father, and throwing his sister on the floor as she screamed, Khairul’s uncle ushered him out of the house and they fled for Bangladesh in September 2017.

After the displacement, Khairul would wake up every night screaming as the horrors of that night played before his eyes. His family reached out to Safe Haven to help him overcome his psychological state in the hopes that he would interact like a child again. After four months of being at Safe Haven Project, Khairul is showing signs of recovery. During the evening, he likes to ‘’play with his neighbors, enjoys the current school activities and is enthusiastic to continue studying here. At the Safe Haven camp, Khairul is one of the first to arrive every morning and he waits by the entrance for his new friends with great excitement, just as he used to a year ago.

Thank You Note

We cannot express the impact that has on all of us here at Safe Haven Project of JAAGO Foundation. Words are sometimes so inadequate for your love and care. Thank you for all you has done for these refugee children and we are looking forward for your kind support throughout the year.

Unlock The Opportunities For Brighter Future
Unlock The Opportunities For Brighter Future
Well-Wishers & Supporters are welcome to Safe Have
Well-Wishers & Supporters are welcome to Safe Have
Overcoming The Real Horrors For A Rohingya Child
Overcoming The Real Horrors For A Rohingya Child
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Thank You Note
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New Year Begins with New Dreams & Promises
New Year Begins with New Dreams & Promises

Rohingya Refugee crisis is known as one of the biggest humanitarian crisis in recent years, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya had fled their home and taken shelter in Bangladesh. As a part of emergency response, JAAGO Foundation had started a Rohingya Refugee Project, known as Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children on the beginning of 2018. It has been a year since then and we have been catering 500 displaced children by providing reliefs and helping with their trauma management. This has been only being possible with your act of generosity from donors like you. In the beginning of new year, we have promised to develop the curriculum of Safe Haven facility in order to improve the life quality of the children of Safe Haven.

 

Teaching and Learning, Leads to Shining

JAAGO Foundation has a R&D team with expert personnel, who has been continuously figuring ways of developing contents and improve learning experience.  Here, we have developed the Learning Competency framework for education in the emergency situation and we are following our framework to cater to these children so that they can develop their social, emotional, skill-based competency. Now, most of the children can read and write a simple word in English.

 

Wiping Trauma & Bringing Smiles on Innocents

Every week our SHP professional caregivers conduct trauma management session with these traumatized children. These sessions helped these Rohingya children to overcome the trauma from what they have faced in Myanmar. Now These Rohingya children forgot their past and not afraid to laugh and smile from their heart.

 

Color That Brings Happiness

At Safe Haven we introducedcolor therapy which helps to recover the trauma that these children have faced in Myanmar. Coloring can be highly effective for traumatized children. These children use colors to express their experience and feelings. Some children are extraordinary and they come up with very strong picture with colors.

 

Thank you Note

We cannot express the impact that has on all of us here at Safe Haven Project of JAAGO Foundation. Words are sometimes so inadequate for your love and care. Thank you for all you has done for these refugee children and we are looking forward for your kind support and endless love for 2019.

Teaching and Learning, Leads to Shining
Teaching and Learning, Leads to Shining
Wiping Trauma & Bringing Smiles on Innocents
Wiping Trauma & Bringing Smiles on Innocents
Color That Brings Happiness
Color That Brings Happiness
Color That Brings Happiness - 2
Color That Brings Happiness - 2
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Bringing Smiles on The Faces of Innocence
Bringing Smiles on The Faces of Innocence

Bringing Smiles on The Faces of Innocence

In the beginning of 2018, JAAGO established the Safe Haven Project (SHP) for the Rohingya Refugees children. Here, 500 of the total displaced of children is being catered in Safe Haven to get some reliefs from their traumas. To resolve the Rohingya Crisis situation, The Safe Haven project aims to provide children a chance to develop their motor and analytical skills, as well as the space of expressing their feelings and experiences. It helps to develop the basic life-skills of 500 traumatized children through socio-emotional learning intervention strategy. The activities aid to strengthen the brain building and emotion regulation skills along with some positive social and conflict resolution skills. To achieve this, different activities related to logical skills development and gross motor skills development such as physical activity, in door games, art and craft works, singing, dancing and story-telling and various informative and recreational videos for positive social skills development are incorporated.

Safe Haven’s goal is to set up child-friendly spaces in the camps with child protection officers and care givers. This will help the children to recover their bad experiences easily and come back to their normal life.

 

Sharing Happy Meal Boxes

As these children went through the traumatized situation for the ethnic cleansing period, they did not have the chance to have good food and proper nutrition. Safe Haven took the initiative to provide them food so that these children can enjoy at least one meal a day. Therefore, at our Safe Haven we provide healthy lunch meal to 500 children each day. Every child got their own lunch box. They bring the empty lunch box with them while entering the Safe Haven they put their lunch box in a fixed place. After completing the activities at the Safe Haven they take their lunch box filled with different items of food to their home so that they can share their meal with their families and at the end of the day we can see the smile and happiness on these children and their families’ face.

 

Learning Literacy & Numeracy for Life

Education is the key rights of every human’s life. As in Bangladesh there is no permission to give formal education to these refugee children, Safe Haven have been trying to give basic knowledge to these Refugee children. Through this learning session, now they can identify letters & sight words, numbers and also these children can dream big and they can achieve what they dream of.

 

Orchestrating Dreams on The Papers

To draw their aim and dream, we provide notebooks. These children are eager to learn about the world and day to day basis they dream big. Therefore, Safe Haven tries to keep their dream alive, we provide them notebooks so that they can jot down their imagination world and draw what they feel like and this make them smile.

 

Bringing Back The Childhood Joys with Toys

During the ethnic cleansing,these Refugee young children missed out their childhood days, their childhood ground, homes and favorite toys behind and now they are foreign to new country. Thinking about what they have missed, Safe Haven tries to make them smile and give their childhood days back by providing their favorite kinds of toys.      

 

Thank You Note

We are grateful to our NGO partners, corporates, donors and supporters for their generous support of Safe Haven relief efforts on behalf of the millions of children and families struggling to survive in the aftermath of the Humanitarian crisis. Without their contribution and support, Safe Haven journey would not have progressed and prospered in changing lives of these unfortunate children. We requests them to continue their love and support by providing their irreplaceable support to this humanitarian cause, by this unconditional support, we can ensure each child can overcome this trauma with the help of JAAGO’s Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children.

Sharing Happy Meal Boxes
Sharing Happy Meal Boxes
Learning Literacy & Numeracy for Life
Learning Literacy & Numeracy for Life
Orchestrating Dreams on The Papers
Orchestrating Dreams on The Papers
Bringing Back The Childhood Joys with Toys
Bringing Back The Childhood Joys with Toys
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Thank You for Your Support!
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Cherishing Hopes for a Glance of Silver Linings
Cherishing Hopes for a Glance of Silver Linings

Cherishing Hopes for a Glance of Silver Linings

The early stage of every human’s life is very significant because it’s the best time of learning. This is the time when we go through the mental growth that determines our future paths. Childhood means simplicity, when children’s perspective remains so naïve that they can look the world in a different view and sees the beauty in everything. Unfortunately, the children of Rakhaine State of Myanmar had gone through a terrible traumatic experience from very early stage of their life.

The Safe Haven Project (SHP) aims to support the physical and mental wellbeing of these disenfranchised children by providing them with a safe space where they are engaged in regular childhood social experiences, learning, and emotional healing. Through the Safe Haven Project, JAAGO is serving upwards of 500 Rohingya refugee children per day. JAAGO has undergone training in crisis-learning from supportive international organizations, as well as trauma-therapy techniques to administer to the children for their emotional and mental wellbeing. Additionally, local Rohingya support staff has been hired to engage with the children.

 

Spreading Happiness on Sacred Occasion of Eid

As a part of Trauma management, JAAGO’s Founder Mr. Korvi Rakshand went to Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children at Unchiprang, Putibonia, Whaikkong, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to celebrate Eid Ul Fitr 2018 with the rohingya children. We cater 500 girls and boys at the Safe Haven where they had been provided gifts, clothing, meat, rice, sugar, semai etc. on the sacred event of Eid. It was the first Eid for these children in Bangladesh after they fled horrors of ethnic cleansing. They deserve to have a proper celebration just like you and me. Your contribution on our project enabled us to make this visit and bring a little smile on these innocent children’s faces.

 

Improving Skills for Sustainable Learning

Dream is a word, which has different meaning to different people. At our Safe Space, dream is something which pushes them to survive and get back to their homeland with an assurance of safety. Though our facility is not a formal education center, we have designed a curriculum which enables these children to learn basic Math, English etc. We welcome volunteers from different places of the world so people get to know what they are going through. Recently, some volunteer from Singapore visited Rohingya kids along with some friends to spend time with these children and conducted a workshop for teacher and kids on basic Math, English and Arts. The kids had an excellent time with the group as they had quality time with physical activities and rhymes. Finally, they had been distributed raincoats and stationery which will useful for them in upcoming days.

 

Ensuring Nutrition’s, Cleanliness and Hygiene Practice

The Safe Space for Rohingya Children gives them assurance of safety from the horror they faced on their homeland. But they are facing challenges such as lacks nutrition, safe drinking water, cleanliness challenge etc. We have ensured tubewell facility, some nutrition boost etc. but to ensure these dire needs, we are looking to raise funds for these basic needs.

 

Life at Rohingya Camp

Story of Humaira
Age-10
JAAGO’s Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children

Previous story:

During influx, Myanmar army looted and burned her village. She saw army dragged one of neighbor outside and took her away with them. Her neighbor was gang raped and later killed by Myanmar army. It increased huge panic in the surrounding place. Then people started fleeing in Bangladesh. One day, her father was working in their farming field, suddenly, he was shot and killed by the army. Army snatched her family’s belongings as well. She was studied in grade 4 during influx. She was taught English, Burmese, and Arabic in school. There were a separate classroom of regular studies and a separate classroom for athletics. Her teachers were supporting to them as well and now; she is missing them a lot. Army sometimes attacked their schools as well and separated older girl students from everyone, then took them to a second location to gang rape them. Among those girls, her elder sister was there who was studying in grade 10. After series of rape and different physical abuse, soldier dropped her in the house. One of her uncles was shot and killed in front of her eyes when they trying to cross the Naf river on the way to Bangladesh. During their painful journey to Bangladesh, they did not have enough money to cross Naf river by boat, so they made the journey by barefooted.

Present Story:

When she came to the camp-22, unchiprang, teknaf, nothing was too easy at the camp. She saw her parents to struggle a lot to collect food, clean water and also making a shelter for them. They always feel unsafe at the tent because of their fear and some other incident happened at the camp. When her family member sent her to the safe haven she was so scared, the fear always working in her mind that, she was experienced back in home. At first, she doesn’t want to come to the safe haven. When we talk to her parents and knowing her story we made a plan for her that she can bring her younger brother as well with her at the safe haven then she agreed to come. And now she feels the most safest place at the camp is safe haven.

Thank You Note

It is with the utmost sincerity that we convey our gratitude to the national and international sponsors, corporate partners, donor agencies and supporters from various fields. Without their contribution and support, this journey would not have progressed and prospered in changing lives of these unfortunate children. We requests them to continue providing their irreplaceable support to this humanitarian cause, so that we can ensure each child can overcome this trauma with the help of JAAGO’s Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children.

Spreading Happiness on Sacred Occasion of Eid
Spreading Happiness on Sacred Occasion of Eid
Improving Skills for Sustainable Learning
Improving Skills for Sustainable Learning
Ensuring Nutrition's, Cleanliness and Hygiene Prac
Ensuring Nutrition's, Cleanliness and Hygiene Prac
Humaira, Age-10, JAAGO's Safe Haven
Humaira, Age-10, JAAGO's Safe Haven
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JAAGO Foundation

Location: Dhaka - Bangladesh
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Project Leader:
Korvi Rakshand
Mr.
Dhaka, Banani Bangladesh

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