Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Thursday, September 03, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 09032020 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, September 03, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 7 minutes
Joint statement of Canada and Netherlands regarding intention to intervene in The Gambia v. Myanmar case at the International Court of Justice
4,000 Villagers Displaced within a Day in Rakhine Amid Armed Clashes Continue
L.A. sheriff's deputies fatally shoot Black man after suspected bike violation
India secures its east after western Himalaya clashes with China
Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:07 minutes
Translator: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Learning Should Never Stop - Teaching in a Pandemic.
Summary: Teachers everywhere are facing the new school term with one big problem: how to teach students safely in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. Hamisu Hamisu Haruna teaches English at Al-Qalam University in Katsina, Nigeria. He says that when the pandemic came, he did not hesitate, or slow down, to make changes to the way he was teaching.
“I believe one thing - that everything imaginable is attainable, and there's no word, ‘impossible.’ What matters is trying. You try and try until you get the right thing. So, although progress is coming steadily, but surely nothing is impossible for me. And that's why when this issue of coronavirus came and all lives were shifted to online, I didn't hesitate to start it.” Haruna added that he told other educators about online programs, occupational training, and conferences to help them move their teaching online. He himself learned new skills from the U.S. State Department’s E-Teacher program. It offers free online classes for teachers outside the United States in cooperation with U.S. colleges and universities.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:30 minutes
Topic: A forcibly displaced Rohingya shared their advantages and disadvantages throughout 3 years of their camp life.
Translation Summary: Mohammad Shafik is one of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas who left his homeland 3 years ago and took shelter in Bangladesh with his family. They have been facing advantages and disadvantages throughout 3 years of camp life. He said, “The advantages are we were able to save our lives taking shelter in Bangladesh. Government of Bangladesh gave us temporary primary education facilities which is helpful for our children”.
There are also disadvantages in the camp life. “Though government gave us the primary schooling facility but that’s not enough to build future life since our repatriation is uncertain. Food is limited. Some are able to manage food but others can’t. Women face difficulties moving freely in the camp. Besides it is very hot under the small tarpaulin shelters. Our request to the authority to consider our issue as the immediate priority and our only hope to return to our homeland with all rights including citizenship”.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz