Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Friday, October 16, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 10162020 1130 UTC
Today: Friday, October 16, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 7 minutes
· Bangladesh-Stephen E. Began will be the center for building the Indo-Pacific region
· Global virtual aid conference to be held for Rohingya refugees
· Republicans and Democrats are in court over the voting process in the United States
· In Split-Screen Town Halls, Trump and Biden Squabble over Coronavirus Response
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Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 9:55 minutes
Interviewer: Hamid Hussain (VOA Rohingya Lifeline reporter)
Guest: MOHAMED YUNUS
A Rohingya English Teacher. He earned his master’s degree, M.A (in English Language) from the Yangon University of Foreign Languages (YUFL). He was awarded a Chevening Fellow, studied in “What Makes Democracy Work in the field of Human Rights & Democracy” at the University of Birmingham, UK in 2008. He was also awarded Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, studied in “Educational Administration, Planning and Policy” at Vanderbilt University, USA in 2012-2013. His professional career is as an English language teacher in his own private school. Currently, he is working for Treasure Land Development Association (TLDA) as an advisor in peace education curriculum development.
Based in Rangoon, Myanmar
Topic: Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Translation Summary: Mohamed Yunus told VOA Rohingya Lifeline that, “Education is the key to:
· eliminating gender inequality (equal access to all (boys & girls); no child left behind.
· reducing poverty (to promote women empowerment through equal access to education such as means of livelihoods)
· creating a sustainable planet (to beauty the community, country as well as world)
· preventing needless deaths & illness (to promote healthcare)
· fostering peace (diverse community peace as well as world peace: both individually and collectively, living peacefully; unity in diversity) “The first duty of a revolutionary is to be educated,” said Che Guevara. Currently, Myanmar is a country which is initiating education reform by changing syllabus and developing curricula as: intended to foster the 5C’s, the key to success in developing 21st-century skills for learning in the classroom:
· Collaboration: in lessons, students will be working in groups, to share ideas with their classmates and to find the solution together.
· Communication: students will develop verbal and non-verbal communication skills in group works
· Critical thinking and Problem Solving: Students will be given interesting problems to solve; finding and explaining solutions, looking for correcting errors.
· Creativity and Innovation: thinking ‘outside the box’ is an important 21st-century skill; students will be encouraged to explore new ideas and solve problems in new ways.
· Citizenship: students will join the school community, develop fairness, and conflict resolution skills. He said :
I am a part of the education reformer promoting “English Access Micro scholarship Program”, organized by the U.S. Embassy, Myanmar and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State focus on ethnic minorities’ areas. We, Rohingya should follow and be aware of catching opportunity to develop community through education with not only government support but also own community support, he added.
I would like to send this message through VOA, Rohingya Lifeline program. I am organizing those Rohingya who are interested in this