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Report: Sabera Begum
Topic: Program to reduce maternal death in a Bangladesh Rohingya camp.
Translation summary: Golam Kibriya is a program officer at Research Training & Management (RTM) International, which has worked at five registered camps in a project to reduce maternal deaths. Three out of four pregnant women in Rohingya camps deliver their babies in their shelters – in unsterile settings, often with only a traditional birth attendant for support, Save the Children reported last year. The RTM project includes regular checkups and counseling to encourage hospital deliveries.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah
Topic: A student at a Balukhali Camp madrassa hopes for an international curriculum.
Translation summary: Mohammed Sadek used to study at a madrassa in Sairkombu, his village in Myanmar’s Maungdaw Township, but left for Bangladesh in May 2017 – in part to have fewer restrictions on his schooling. Now the 18-year-old is one of roughly 85 students at Aljamiatul Islamia Al-Khara. The school offers lessons in Arabic, Urdu and Farsi, but not in English, Burmese or Bangla. Sadek, who lives in Kutupalong Camp 1-W, says the school’s 18 teachers collect money from camp residents. However, they don’t get enough to provide salaries for teachers or sufficient books and other educational materials for students. They seek benefactors to help them develop an international curriculum.