The grant will help build 50 two-storey structures to be used as learning centres for 8,000 Rohingya children
The Nippon Foundation, a Japanese private non-profit organisation, will donate around $2 million (over Tk17 crore) to scale up Brac's education programme for Rohingya and host community children in Cox's Bazar.
The grant will help build 50 two-storey prefabricated moveable steel structures to be used as learning centres for eight thousand Rohingya children. Besides, 100 pre-primary learning centres will also be built for host community children.
Brac and the Nippon Foundation announced the partnership at a press conference on Wednesday at the Brac Centre in Dhaka.
Chairman of The Nippon Foundation Yohei Sasakawa, Executive Director of Brac Asif Saleh, Director of Brac Education Programme Dr Safiqul Islam and other officials of the two organisations and Japanese embassy to Bangladesh were present at the event.
Chairman Yohei Sasakawa said, "The objective of our initiative is to create opportunities for Rohingya children, so that they can also learn alongside the host community children. We hope that the Rohingya children will be able to continue learning as they return to their homeland."
Brac Executive Director Asif Saleh said, "Fifty five percent of the people who came from Myanmar are children. So, we are focusing on their education."
The learning curriculum for Rohingya children includes pre-primary education, alphabets and numbers, life-saving information, psychological counselling and life skills development.
The Brac is also developing education materials for classes one and four for Rohingya children.