Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, December 01, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 12012020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, December 01, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Turkey hands out winter aid to Rohingya in Bangladesh
· Bangladeshi educating Rohingya earns global praise
· Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char slated for next week
· Biden hires all-female senior communications team, names Neera Tanden director of OMB
· Mohsen Fakhrizadeh: Iran scientist 'killed by remote-controlled weapon'
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: 6:43 minutes
Translator: (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: US School Closings Can Leave Rural Students Struggling.
Summary: The closing of classrooms and the move to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected students living in rural areas. Cyliss Castillo is one of them. The 18-year-old lives in Cuba, New Mexico, in a school district on the edge of Native American land that belongs to the Navajo Nation.
Like many of his neighbors, Castillo does not have the internet or even electricity. “There’s not a lot to do here. You clean up, pick up trash or build stuff,” he told the Associated Press.
Castillo said he does not like online school. “Hopefully by next semester we’ll be going back into school…I just find it a lot easier and a lot better than just out here, not doing (anything),” he said.
The Cuba Independent School District sits in a village of about 800 people. The district has kept buses running as a way to bring school to students who live in widely separated areas.
The buses carry schoolwork, art supplies and meals. Advisers also use the buses to speak with students who may be struggling with online bullying, abuse, thoughts of suicide or other problems.
The buses are very important for families in the Cuba school district. About half of the students are Hispanic. The other half are Native American, including many Navajo-speaking English-language learners.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:13 minutes
Topic: With the help of aid organizations, Rohingyas are able know about hygiene and maintain safety measures.
Translation summary: Restrictions have now been eased in every place including Bangladesh refugee camp where more than a million Rohingya are currently living. NGOs INGOs and Governments are giving various messages on safety measures door to door and through loud speakers. Rohingyas are also trying to follow those safety measures and also advise their children to do so.
Mohammad Hussain is a resident of Kutuplaong Rohingya camp who said, “Rohingyas have been following the instructions and maintaining the safety measures. People are used to take all the precautions before going out. Therefore COVID 19 is not spreading largely. People now know how to become hygiene and safe. The problem is about educating our children. I urge upon government to allow us online or other medium of education so that the children will be benefited”.
English Learning Lessen (about yesterday)
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz