The USA Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R. Miller visited YPSA’s Education In Emergency (EIE) activities under Rohingya Response Program supported by Save the Children, in Cox’s Bazar on September 19, 2021. The Ambassador talk to the students and their guardians at the Learning Center.
He wants to know how the school has continued to study at home due to school closure during this pandemic situation and talk about the preparation of reopening of the school maintaining rules and regulation.
Mr. Earl R. Miller highly praised YPSA’s humanitarian activities in Cox’s Bazar. YPSA has been implementing different projects including prevention of human trafficking supported by USAID, Youth Entrepreneurship Development, Creating new youth leadership for the protection of forest and environment, prevention of violence against women etc. in Cox’s Bazar.
Also, in the visit, the Ambassador Miller met with the members of the Rohingya population (Forcefully displaced Myanmar citizens) and the host community.
He has been referring to the refugee program of Bangladesh as an ideal example for the world. He summarizes the US gratitude and continuous strong support in this program. As part of addressing the Rohingya crisis, the United States is providing 1.3 billion US dollars as the largest international donor country to support and providing humanitarian aid for the refugees and host community in Bangladesh.
Senior officials of US Embassy of Dhaka; Maheen Chowdhury, Director, Save the Children; Shahidul Islam, Head of the Rohingya Response Program, YPSA; Jishu Barua, Coordinator, Rohingya Response Program, YPSA and Obaidul Hoq Shamim, Project Coordinator (EIE), YPSA were present during his visit.