Amid fears of either being forcibly returned to Myanmar or relocated offshore to the uninhabited silt isle of Bashan Char, these children have faced an uncertain future till now
The Bangladesh government has announced to offer schooling and skills training opportunities to Rohingya refugee children.
Amnesty International, along with other human rights organisations have been campaigning for the rights to quality education of nearly half a million Rohingya children in Bangladesh's refugee camps.
"This is an important and very positive commitment by the Bangladeshi government, allowing children to access schooling and chase their dreams for the future. They have lost two academic years already and cannot afford to lose any more time outside a classroom," said Saad Hammadi, South Asia Campaigner at Amnesty International.
Bangladesh's Foreign Secretary Masud bin Momen, said, "The government has felt the need to keep Rohingya children's hope for the future alive by providing them with education and skills training."
Under the government's plans, the children will get school education up to the age of 14, through the provision of the Myanmar curriculum, and older children will get skills training.
A pilot project led by UNICEF and the Bangladesh government will start off with the involvement of 10,000 children.