Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Monday, November 2, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 11022020 1130 UTC
Today: Monday, November 2, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
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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: 5:55 minutes
Translator: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Desks of Their Own Help Children with Online School.
Translation Summary: As online schooling took effect during the coronavirus pandemic, parents across the United States noted that many children did not have their own learning areas at home.
So, they got busy. They built, collected, and donated desks. Hundreds, maybe even thousands, of students in the U.S. now have workspaces to call their own. Parents say this is helping their children get through long days of online learning at home.
One father, named Mitch Couch, lives in central California. His 16-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son are both studying from home. And they kept taking over the kitchen table for their online school lessons. He said this gave him an idea -- he would make them their own desks.
After seeing how it helped his family, he had a thought: Why not provide other children with their own desks -- ones that they could decorate with stickers and fun paint?
His idea was to show others how to build desks for their children. He made a quick YouTube video to guide parents in desk-making.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:50 minutes
Topic: A Rohingya from kutupalong Rohingya camp is concerned over coming winter season as it creates problems to their daily life without winter clothing.
Translation Summary: Mohammad Shafik a 23-year-old Rohingya shares their necessity during the upcoming winter season. He said,” we were given winter clothings long time ago and it was not sufficient for all of our members. Their donation for winter items is not enough. Bangladesh government has been donating different products to ease our problem. Therefore, for this coming winter season they will need fresh winter clothes or they will face difficulties.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz