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Project Report | Nov 1, 2018
You enabled all this in the Rohingya camps!

By Saima Hassan | Director Development and Communications

Students holding up bars of soap
Students holding up bars of soap

Dear friends,

We have lots to share with you in this report- all this could not have happened without your incredible support for which we are immensely grateful. Here are some inspiring highlights:

Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design visits Rohingya camps to study OBAT’s shelter design

A team of 18 people from Harvard University arrived at Cox's Bazaar (Bangladesh) in late September. Out of the team, 12 people are the students of Harvard Graduate School of Design. They are accompanied by Martin Rauch (an architect specializing in sustainable architecture) and Anna Heringer (a visiting professor who is conducting the Aga Khan workshop at the Harvard Graduate School of Design). Two filmmakers also accompany the team. 
They visiting the Rohingya camps to study OBAT's structural design for the shelters that were constructed for Rohingya refugees. The team is conducting a research for better design options.

Listen to Anna Heringer talk about her visit here: http://bit.ly/2OVWkS9

 Learning centers in Rohingya camps teach hygiene

The recent Global Hand Washing Day was observed with great enthusiasm in our learning centers for Rohingya children. The students were taught how to properly wash their hands. 
Teachers demonstrated the right way to wash hands to the students and gifted a free bar of soap to each one of them.

 Digital literacy project begins in learning centers for Rohingya children


On October 10th, OBAT led Humanitarian Assistance Program started the pilot project of digital learning at the learning center no 8 in Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp. Currently, OBAT is running twenty six learning centers for the children. OBAT has already been partnering with Teach the World Foundation to bring digital literacy to children in the camps for
internally displaced Urdu speaking people. 
Digital learning uses gamified apps on tablets to facilitate faster and more effective learning.

Hear from OBAT's Executive Director, Immad Ahmed, about this project here: bit.ly/2OXA9eB

Thank you again!

With the upcoming holiday season, the best gift you can give to the Rohingya refugees is spreading their message-talk to your friends and family about the trials the refugees face and encourage them to send a small gift to light up their lives. You can share our project page by sharing this link: http://goto.gg/30136.

Don’t forget to contribute to this project on #GivingTuesday- Global Giving will match donations up to $150,000 and will also issue bonus prizes to its partners like OBAT. Share your support with friends on social media on Giving Tuesday- generosity is highly contagious and you can help spread the virus!

 Blessings and much joy to you in this holiday season.

 Your OBAT family.

 

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Learning to wash hands properly
Learning to wash hands properly
Learning to wash hands properly
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A child learns to read on a tablet
Harvard University team visiting a learning ctr
Harvard University team visiting a learning ctr
Harvard University team visiting a learning ctr
Harvard University team visiting a learning ctr
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Harvard team with OBAT staff
Harvard students study Rohingya shelters
Harvard students study Rohingya shelters
Harvard students study Rohingya shelters
Harvard students study Rohingya shelters
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A facilitator teaches a child how to use a tablet
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Children with their tablets

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OBAT Helpers Inc

Location: Indianapolis, IN - USA
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Indianapolis , IN United States

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