We’re incredibly proud of the children in Bangladesh who run Moja Kids, their very own online community where they can express their ideas and talents, connecting and communicating beyond the confines of their challenging surroundings. They have just produced their 30th video newsletter, celebrating with a fresh colourful look and an uplifting new soundtrack.
At present, Moja Kids represents nearly 9,000 Bangladeshi and Rohingya children living in Kutupalong – the world’s largest refugee camp – and other communities in neighbouring Cox’s Bazar and the Doharazi enclaves.
The children work together to create and share their own fun packed news videos using our digital platform. Their creations are compiled and shared across hundreds of classrooms on a weekly basis.
These news productions are not only a chance to express their thoughts, show their talents and share their experiences, but also a means to connect and interact with peers beyond the confines of the camp and the slum communities where they live.
Content covers an array of subjects, from games, crafts, dances, songs and artwork, to interviews with teachers, videos about the everyday family lives of students, and children sharing with each other what their school days are like.
Their 30th production concluded with Nusran Jahat Nuba, a regular anchor presenter
Since lockdown lifted, the excitement around Moja Kids has become infectious, with many parents reporting how their children practise their talents at home in order to be able to participate in the videos. Amongst themselves, children talk about never wanting to be absent from school in case they miss the screening of a Moja Kids video, and chatter about the content that they have watched.
You can watch all the Moja Kids newsletters by visiting their website.
Thank you to Jewish World Watch and Children of Haiti and Refugee Projects (COHRP) who kindly support our digital programme in Bangladesh.