Ramadan

Don’t Forget Rohingya Refugees This Ramadan

As the blessed month of Ramadan approaches, it brings with it a unique opportunity for reflection, self-discipline, and, most importantly, earning the mercy and rewards of Allah (SWT). This Ramadan, let’s channel our devotion towards healing the lives of Rohingya refugees in Chicago.

The Spiritual Essence of Ramadan

Ramadan is a sacred month, a time for deep spiritual reflection and heightened acts of worship. Fasting, prayers, and acts of kindness are not only pathways to earn Allah’s mercy but also opportunities for self-improvement and empathy. It’s a time when our hearts are more attuned to the needs of others.

Helping Them Heal – RCC’s Projects

In the spirit of this holy month, the Rohingya Culture Center of Chicago invites you to extend your compassion to those in need. Our projects aim to bring healing to the lives of Rohingya refugees, particularly the youth and families who have faced unimaginable challenges.

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ESL Classes – Empowering Through Language
By breaking language barriers, we empower Rohingya refugees, providing them with a crucial tool for integration and success.

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Academic Support – Nurturing Bright Minds
Your contributions can support academic programs that nurture the dreams of young Rohingya minds, offering them the tools to build a brighter future.

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Health Support – Ensuring Well-being
This Ramadan, contribute to our health support initiatives and help ensure access to essential medical care for Rohingya refugees in Chicago.

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Religious Education – Preserving Culture
By nurturing positive values and preserving Rohingya culture, we empower the youth to find purpose, clarity and hope through faith.

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Youth Sports – Fostering Resilience
Our Youth Sports program provides opportunities for young athletes, fostering resilience, teamwork, and the spirit of sportsmanship, helping these young talents thrive.

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Citizenship Classes – Guidance Toward Prosperity
Our citizenship classes guide Rohingya individuals through the process, allowing them to feel at home and opening up new opportunities.

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Case Management – A Beacon Of Hope
Our Case Management program guides Rohingya refugees toward a hopeful and prosperous future.

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Youth Club – Empowering Voices
Our Youth Club empowers Rohingya youth to find their voice and strength, enabling them to share their stories and nurturing the younger generation’s potential.

Embrace the Spirit of Giving!

As we seek Allah’s mercy and blessings this Ramadan, let’s not forget those who are in need. Through the Rohingya Culture Center of Chicago, you have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of Rohingya refugees. Your support is a form of healing – healing hearts, minds, and communities.

This Ramadan, let’s come together and embody the true spirit of compassion and generosity. Donate now and help them heal.

May your Ramadan be filled with blessings, and may your generosity bring light to the lives of those in need.

Our Programs

Health Support

During the COVID-19 lockdown RCC made the difficult decision to keep our doors open. Our staff recognized that given the language and education barriers, help via phone was not feasible.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Most of the Rohingya community is pre-literate because they were denied an education in Burma. It is essential that our ESL classes be designed for pre-literate learners. Attending class for the first time in their lives is a huge undertaking for our adult learners.

Rohingya Youth Club

The Rohingya Youth Club was formed to maintain cultural identity and to develop a sense of community through service. It connects the youth to the elderly and needy, and allows them to understand the needs and challenges of the community.

Religious Education

The Rohingya are a religious and Ethnic minority. Religion ties the Rohingya community to their culture and their roots. It allows them to be connected to their heritage as they navigate the challenges of settling into a new country.

Youth Sports

Soccer is a popular pastime in the Rohingya community and is a great way to tie the youth to RCC. Soccer teaches them how to function as a team, become leaders, and learn the benefits of cooperation, hard work, and practice.

Citizenship Classes

Passing the citizenship test is extremely difficult as one has to read, write, and speak English. RCC has designed the curriculum to best meet these needs.

Academic Support

Academic Support was one of the first programs started at RCC. It is supported by volunteers from local universities who come to support students.

Case Management

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Case Management has become our most important program. Many of the local Rohingya families lost their source of income, as wage earners have become unemployed.