Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

The Rohingya Cause

Over a million Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority, have been forcibly displaced from Myanmar in successive waves of violence since the early 1990s.

When the crisis reached its peak, thousands of Rohingya refugees were entering Bangladesh daily. This is all because they have a religion, language and culture which is not predominantly practiced in Myanmar. They are therefore forced to run to the border fleeing extreme violence from the state military which has denied their citizenship since 1982. This humanitarian crisis which has been referred to as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” has turned the Rohingya community into the “most discriminated people in the world”.

Cox’s Bazar, the world’s largest refugee camp is now home to 884,000 Rohingya refugees. Of this already shocking figure, over half are children who have been forced to grow up too fast after escaping their burnt down villages whilst being separated from their loved ones.

Widening reach

The Mobile Sports Library is designed to reach many more children in and around the huge camps, sharing the experience of the Club Centre with the local Bangladeshi community, and with refugee children who live further away from the Club Centre.


The vehicle will drive around the camps and host community, and stop at designated locations such as schools, ensuring access to quality sports equipment and clothing, training, tournaments, and broadcasted sports matches.




Widening reach

The Mobile Sports Library is designed to reach many more children in and around the huge camps, sharing the experience of the Club Centre with the local Bangladeshi community, and with refugee children who live further away from the Club Centre.


The vehicle will drive around the camps and host community, and stop at designated locations such as schools, ensuring access to quality sports equipment and clothing, training, tournaments, and broadcasted sports matches.