Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, November 17, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 11172020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Japan will work with Myanmar to ensure speedy repatriation of Rohingya
· Reversing the Rohingya Crisis: One Woman at a Time
· Pompeo Visits France for Economic, Security Talks
· Moderna says its vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19
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: 5:43 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Some Older Teachers Choose to Stay Despite Coronavirus
Summary: At the age of 86, agriculture teacher Gerald Bonds has seen plenty of crises during his career. He sees no reason to leave the profession over the coronavirus crisis.
Bonds is in his 58th year of teaching at Farmington High School in Farmington, New Mexico. And, like most teachers in his state, he has been instructing his students from home, which he truly dislikes.
“I hate it. I want to see the students face to face and talk to them,” Bonds told reporters with The Associated Press (AP).
Some teachers have retired early or taken leave because of the difficulties of distance learning and the health risks of in-person teaching. But many longtime instructors like Bonds are choosing to stay.
The states of New Mexico and Maine have the oldest teachers in the country, with one in four older than 55.
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:11 minutes
Topic: How much are Rohingyas aware of Covid-19 during lockdown free time!
Translation summary: Mr. Mohammad Rafiq (35) is a Volunteer (Hygiene Promoter) at Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) lives in Camp # 12, Block # G1, Thaingkhali-2, Thaingkhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. He was a resident of Fahali, Maungdaw, Myanmar. He came to Bangladesh on 15th September in 2017 due to genocide by Myanmar government. He told the VOA; that when the camp was in complete lockdown, the Rohingyas were monitored they used Mask regularly and had less movement. But now that the lockdown has become easier, Rohingyas are no longer wearing masks but they wear them when they go to work, go to the market or gather. He added, that frequent hand washing is becoming a habit for Rohingyas which has never been before. In addition, due to the small size of the camp houses, the youth of the camp stay out of the house all day and due to the small camp areas, it is not possible for them to observe social distance.
English Learning Lessen (about good news or bad news)
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz