Through both printed and digital child- led publications, Children on the Edge are working to ensure Rohingya refugee children have a voice.
“Nobody knows about us” has been a frequent remark coming from discussions with many of the 7,500 children we support in the Kutupalong camp, Bangladesh.
Building on this concept and going beyond the limits of print, Children on the Edge are working towards the pioneering of a digitally-based system of education and content production in the classrooms. This serves not only to deliver the curriculum in a creative way, but uses technology to enable the children to create their own video newsletters to share both across the camp schools and to children attending sister schools in Cox’s Bazar slums and Doharazi Rohingya enclaves.
The hope is that these methods will be expanded to the other projects in Cox’s Bazar and Doharazi over the next year, so that videos can be exchanged between all children across the schools.
John describes how the programme will “allow children from both communities to share their ideas, thoughts, and creative endeavours. With greater time and investment, children in these communities will be able to exchange digital content they produce with other children facing challenges across the globe”.