Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Wednesday, September 30, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 09302020 1130 UTC
Today: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Myanmar Union Minister Kyaw Tint Swe Address UN General Assembly - 75th Session
· Korea to give $700,000 for Rohingya camps, host communities · Trump taunts and interrupts Biden, who hits back: ‘Shut up, man.’
· Azerbaijan and Armenia reject talks as Karabakh conflict zone spreads
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Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 5:46 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Teachers departures leave school searching for substitutes.
Summary: Many schoolteachers in the United States are choosing not to return to the classroom this year because of the coronavirus health crisis. Now, schools around the country are looking to find substitute teachers. In some places, officials are lowering requirements to help get substitutes in classrooms.
Several states have seen an increase in educators seeking retirement or taking time off from work. That is putting more pressure on school workers in places that were already dealing with a lack of teachers and substitutes.
Among those leaving is Kay Orzechowicz, an English teacher at northwest Indiana’s Griffith High School. The 57-year-old had hoped to teach for a few more years. But she felt her school’s leadership did not fully support using recommended social distancing rules. She was worried the school would not provide enough safety equipment to students and teachers.
With the technology requirements and the pressure to record classes on video, Orzechowicz said it “just wasn’t what I signed up for when I became a teacher.”
Teachers in at least three states have died after being infected with COVID-19 since the start of the new school year. It is unclear how many teachers in the U.S. have become ill with the disease. But Mississippi alone has reported at least 604 cases among teachers and other school workers.
Some teachers could face pressure to return to the classroom after being exposed to the coronavirus. The administration of President Donald Trump has declared teachers to be “critical infrastructure workers.”
Officials in Indiana report that they have received more than 600 teacher retirements since July. Studies suggest more teachers could retire this year than usual, said Trish Whitcomb. She is executive director of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 8:30 minutes
Topic: Reactions of the Rohingya about Pre-Recorded Speech of Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the UN General Assembly to Play More Effective Role for A Solution to the Rohingya Crisis.
Translation Summary: Muhib Ullah, Chairman of Cox’s Bazar Rohingya Migrants camp based organization namely Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) said that he is very grateful to honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of the government of Bangladesh for her pre-recorded speech to the UN General Assembly to play more effective role for a Solution to the Rohingya crisis. He is very much thankful and pleased on her request to International Community through UN General Assembly to resolve this issue.
Mohammed Ilias, Secretary of Cox’s Bazar Rohingya migrants camp-based organization namely Arakan Rohingya National Union (ARNU) said that it has been three years since the government of Bangladesh provided shelter in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya migrants' camp. The government of Bangladesh, its people and internatio