ACT Lhokseumawe Provides Psychosocial Assistance for Rohingya Refugee Children Through Learning and Playing

ACT and MRI continue to provide assistance to Rohingya children who recently arrived in Aceh, including psychosocial assistance through learning and playing.

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MRI-ACT volunteers (right) teach origami to Rohingya children in Lhokseumawe. (ACTNews/Alfian)

ACTNews, LHOKSEUMAWE – After the arrival of Rohingya refugees in Aceh that included children, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) and Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) volunteers try to give the best assistance to them, including by providing psychosocial assistance through learning and playing.

The Rohingya refugee children who are now placed in the Lhokseumawe City Job Training Center building learned several things from the volunteers including basic language lessons and origami during an activity that was held on Wednesday (1/19/2022).

“The children were very enthusiastic in learning new skills,” said Noni, an MRI – ACT volunteer who taught the Rohingya children some English to help them communicate.

In addition to psychosocial assistance, ACT plans to establish a public kitchen for them. []