WOMEN for Refugees, a non-profit, is tackling the problem of illiteracy among the Rohingya by offering English and Bahasa Malaysia classes in the Selayang area.
Students like Halimah, a refugee in Malaysia for 10 years, feels happier and more positive these days. She has a modest goal of not wanting to ask people’s help to read or write something.
WFR was founded a month ago by two law students, Arissa Jemaima and Davina Devajaran, with the help of a refugee community leader, Abdul Razak Jalal.
WFR conducts English and BM lessons at a flat in Selayang, Selangor with about 20 students and nine teachers.
Most of the students are Rohingya or Muslim refugees from Myanmar. – October 6, 2020.