ACTNews, RAKHINE, COX'S BAZAR – Rohingya children in a camp in Rakhine State, Myanmar gathered in a simple building with wooden roofs and walls on Saturday (4/23/2022). This building was used as a meeting place for important activities. That day, the distribution of Quran copies took place.
The Rohingya children were very happy about receiving the Quran copies. They gathered there wearing nice and clean clothing. The boys wore kufi caps, and the girls wore headscarves.
A total of 1,610 Quran copies were distributed that day. The children sat there, waiting to receive their Quran copies one after another. The Quran copies were of various colors, green, red, blue, and brown.
Firdaus Guritno from Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT)’s Global Humanity Network team said that the donors prayed that the recipients would be able to increase their Quran recitation this Ramadan.
"In Myanmar, the Rohingya are not recognized as citizens. They have no access to proper healthcare, housing, and education. Many of them survive with meager possessions. This also makes it difficult for them to have their own Quran copies," said Firdaus.
On the same day, a similar distribution was also carried out in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. More than 800 copies of the Qur'an were distributed to Rohingya children who have lived in the refugee camps in poor conditions for years.
"The Quran copy distribution benefited over 2,000 beneficiaries. The Quran copies can also be used by adults who want to recite the Quran and deepen their understanding of Islam,” concluded Firdaus.