MNA Exclusive Desk: The World Bank (WB) has approved US$25 million to help Bangladesh provide education and support to heal the psychological wounds of Rohingya children and youth.
The second in a series to help Bangladesh deal with the crisis, the additional financing on grant terms expands an existing World Bank project to help about 350,000 Rohingya children and adolescents get basic education in learning centers.
The existing ‘Reaching Out of School Children Project II (ROSC II)’ project is also being extended for two years, which will enable the enrollment of poor children in the host communities in Cox’s Bazar, which has the lowest net education enrollment rate in the country.
The project extension will help provide training to more than 17,000 local adolescents and help them with job placement, reported news agency.
World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal Qimiao Fan said “Bangladesh has done a great service to the world by sheltering nearly a million Rohingya people, most of whom are women and children.