ACT’s Orphanage for Rohingya in Bangladesh Ready to Use

After finishing its construction that began in 2017, The orphanage for Rohingya children in Bangladesh is ready to use. The building that can accommodate up to 300 children will be used as a dormitory and a place to study.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap’s orphanage in Padua, Chittagong, will be ready to shelter orphans in Bangladesh, including Rohingya orphans. (ACTNews/Rahman Ghifari)

ACTNews, CHITTAGONG - The Aksi Cepat Tanggap’s Orphanage in Bangladesh was officially opened on Thursday (3/5). Located in Padua, Chittagong, Bangladesh, the Orphanage whose construction began in 2017 can accommodate up to 300 children.

ACT's Global Humanity Response (GHR) Director Bambang Triyono said the construction of the Orphanage in Bangladesh was part of the Global Yatim program. "This orphanage is part of the Global Yatim program which serves to assist the orphans who are victims of humanitarian conflict, including Rohingya orphans. Children and women are among those who suffer the most from the impacts of humanitarian crises," explained Bambang.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT)’s Orphanage in Padua, Chittagong, Bangladesh. (ACTNews)

The workers are still working on the interior of the rooms. Pieces of furniture were being moved into the rooms. "The ACT Orphanage in Bangladesh can accommodate up to 300 orphans. Some of them are Rohingya orphans and some are Bangladeshi orphans. In total there are 150 people living in the orphanage. They are already moving pieces of furniture into the rooms, such as cupboards, bunk beds, and desks. Each room can be used by 8 to 10 people, "explained Andi Noor Faradiba from ACT’s Global Humanity Response (GHR) team when visiting the Orphanage.

The orphanage built on waqf land is a form of support from the Indonesian people for the education of their Rohingya refugee children. Through the Islamic World Solidarity for Humanity (SKDI) programs, ACT continues to provide humanitarian support for the Rohingyas. []