Support for Newly Displaced IDP Children
In partnership with Save the Children, CSI delivers education, protection and WASH support to children in both internally displaced populations and host communities in Buthidaung, Rathedaung, Mrauk-U and Kyauktaw Townships in Rakhine State. Services include creation of child-friendly spaces that support in addressing the psychosocial support needs of children, distribution of hygiene supplies., rehabilitation and construction of school latrines, and provision of essential school furniture.
Strengthening Resilience in Northern Rakhine Communities
Building upon its response in Northern Rakhine State, CSI is continuing to provide food and hygiene emergency assistance, while integrating early recovery assistance and sustainable livelihoods provisions in the form of kitchen gardening kits, hygiene awareness sessions, and interactive social cohesion awareness sessions. This holistic approach is aimed at more durably addressing the needs and strengthening the resilience of conflict-affected Rakhine communities.
Enhancing Meaningful Participation of Adolescent Girls
A June 2018 education mapping assessment conducted by CSI in Northern Rakhine State found that half of all girls in assessed schools do not continue their education beyond primary school, and that women in NRS have higher rates of illiteracy when compared to men. CSI understands that enhancing basic literacy and numeracy skills and building life skills can amplify the capacity of adolescent girls in this region to become more meaningfully engaged within their communities. This project provides 100 adolescent girls with nonformal education and builds the teaching capacity of 8 female teachers who lead classes.
Non-formal Education for Refugee Children
Led by a team of refugee health promotion volunteers in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps, primary school-aged and adolescent students in grades 1 through 4 are equipped with knowledge on safe and healthy hygiene practices and understanding of health messages as well as services available to them in the camp. English language, Myanmar language, and mathematics are integrated into their instruction in shelter-based, as well as madrassa-based learning groups.
Health for Peace
CSI supports medical aid to communities most in need. Shortly after the 2017 outbreak of violent conflict in Northern Rakhine State, CSI began initiating voluntary mobile clinics, treating emergency and chronic medical cases. In 2019, CSI introduced a mobile data collection system with the support of community volunteers and refers patients to both governmental and non-governmental health service providers. In remote and hard-to-reach regions, CSI has conducted community first-aid trainings and provided first aid kits to meet basic health needs in emergency situations.