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 1970s.

When the crisis reached its peak, thousands of Rohingya refugees were entering Bangladesh daily. 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”. Nearly all who arrived sought shelter and joined relatives in and around the refugee settlements of Kutupalong and Nayapara in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, which together have grown to become the world’s largest refugee camp.

Cox’s Bazar is now home to 926,000 Rohingya refugees after the mass exodus of 2017. Of this already shocking figure, 40% are children under the age of 12 who have been forced to grow up too fast after escaping their burnt down villages whilst being separated from their loved ones.

Through sport, the Rohingya children can reconnect with the feelings of joy and pride they have missed for so long.

By wearing a new kit, passing to a friend or hitting a 6, it is happiness, friendship and positivity that take centre stage.

Through sport, the Rohingya children can reconnect with the feelings of joy and pride they have missed for so long.

By wearing a new kit, passing to a friend or hitting a 6, it is happiness, friendship and positivity that take centre stage.

The Mobile Sports Library

The clubhouse on wheels is a true bridge-builder. It has been designed to reach many children by sharing the KLABU experience with school children in the Bangladeshi Host Community as well as Rohingya children in remote parts of the camps.


Our Mobile Sports Library is a true connector, bringing sports equipment, broadcast matches and training sessions to all the people of Cox’s Bazar, inside and outside the Rohingya camps.

The Mobile Sports Library

The clubhouse on wheels is a true bridge-builder. It has been designed to reach many children by sharing the KLABU experience with school children in the Bangladeshi Host Community as well as Rohingya children in remote parts of the camps.


Our Mobile Sports Library is a true connector, bringing sports equipment, broadcast matches and training sessions to all the people of Cox’s Bazar, inside and outside the Rohingya camps.

Alongside the Paris-Saint-Germain Endowment Fund, Friendship, UNHCR and Wilde Ganzen, KLABU invites you to connect with refugees through the universal spirit of sport and the celebration of human potential.

This is the first phase of a two-stage project. ​​

The second, currently in construction, is a Club Centre located in the Rohingya refugee camps – a solar-powered site with a clubhouse, a sports pitch, a cinema and a learning hall, that provides sustainable access to sport and play to even more refugee children. Planned to be launched this summer 2022 together with Solarkiosk & other partners!

Alongside the Paris-Saint-Germain Endowment Fund, Friendship, UNHCR and Wilde Ganzen, KLABU invites you to connect with refugees through the universal spirit of sport and the celebration of human potential.

This is the first phase of a two-stage project. ​​

The second, currently in construction, is a Club Centre located in the Rohingya refugee camps – a solar-powered site with a clubhouse, a sports pitch, a cinema and a learning hall, that provides sustainable access to sport and play to even more refugee children. Planned to be launched this summer 2022 together with Solarkiosk & other partners!