Khotija: A brighter future in school

“I will send her to college if possible. I want her to be either a lawyer or a doctor,” says Eman Hossain, proud father of 14-year-old Khotija. Eman and his family live in Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh, home to some 13,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar who have been in exile for more than two decades.

Khotija’s father, having completed only two years of schooling, relies heavily on his youngest daughter to read official documents and help the family make informed decisions; “She can explain documents and data in the food ration card and medical prescriptions.”

14-year old Khotija loves to draw and plant flowers around their shed.

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