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The BRAC Humanitarian Play Labs

February 9, 2024

The BRAC Humanitarian Play Labs, serving children affected by the Rohingya refugee crisis in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, combines play-based learning with psychosocial support from para-counselors to promote developmental outcomes for children in crisis settings. Created in partnership with the LEGO Foundation, it uses a community-based participatory approach and empahsizes the importance of indigenous cultural practices in healing and learning. The model is an example of a successful intervention to improve quality, employing a bottom-up approach grounded in the local cultural context. (For more information, see: Play Lab research brief, BRAC Humanitarian Play Lab model: Promoting healing, learning and development for displaced Rohingya children, source 3)

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