Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, October 06, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 10062020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, October 06, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Trump Returns to White House After 72 Hours in Hospital for COVID-19
· Rakhine Villagers Flee amid Intense Fights Continue Between Military and Arakan Army
· Rohingya Refugees’ Plight of lacking Education Opportunities for Children
· Death toll rises as Azeris, Armenians say civilian areas are under fire
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: 6:30 minutes
Translator: (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: English Professor in Panama City Helps Families, Schools
Summary: Every Friday afternoon, Joel Alvarez gets his disco lights and music ready. When he turns on the Zoom camera at 6 o’clock, he is surrounded by blue lighting, or lights of some other color. Sometimes, he adds a hat or a special piece of clothing. Then, he is ready for the party.
But this is not just any party. It is also an English class at the University of Panama. And Alvarez is not just the event’s D.J. He is also the professor.
During these weekly parties, students play competitive grammar games in teams. The winning team gets to hear their favorite songs. Parties, however, are not all Alvarez’s only specialty, says university student Linda Bermudez.
“It’s really nice having classes with him. We get really entertained. And we learn a lot too -- that’s the more important thing. But we also get entertained with him.” At the university, Alvarez is known for working especially hard to connect with students and help them expand their professional goals.
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:10 minutes
Topic: The guardians of the camp think that the closure of the school will bring long-term loss for the Students
Translation summary: Mr. Mohammed Hashem (25) is living Camp # 12, Block # G-1, Balukhali-2, Thaingkhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. He was a resident of Lambaguna, Maungdaw Township, Myanmar. He came to Bangladesh in 2017 due to genocide by Myanmar government. Mr. Hashem said to the VOA; when learning centers were open, the children of the camp used to go to the madrasa first in the morning and then to school, but now that the learning centers are closed, the children only go to the madrasa and spend their school time lazily. He said the situation in the camp is such that everyone, adults and children, gather together and kids are learning a lot of bad things because of being in a crowd of adults. He added that due to the closure of learning centers, the children have almost forgotten what they had learned earlier and are reluctant to study. Hashem added that while some parents in the camp try to educate their children on their own initiative, most parents are unable to do so because they have to spend some money on private education that is beyond their capacity.
Mr. Mohammed Idris (22) who lives in Camp # 12, Block # G-8, Balukhali-2, Thaingkhali, Ukhia, told the VOA; the children used to wake up on time, go to school and eat and drink on time before the learning centers were closed, but now as the learning centers are closed they are spending every moment in sports and there is no discipline in their lives now and they spend time outside all day. He added that parents in the camp are trying their best to educate the children but due to the condition of the camp and financial problems it is not possible for everyone. However, some parents are teaching their children by home tutor.
English Learning Lessen (about English grammar)