Rohingya Expo at Trade Route Mall

For the first time ever, Lenasia and surrounding areas will experience firsthand the plight of the Rohingya refugees in a unique and informative expo.

The Trade Route Mall in conjunction with Salaamedia will be hosting the eye opening exhibition at the mall from the 6 – 16 October 2017 at the mall’s Lifestyle Court.

The Rohingya, who live in Myanmar (Burma), have been labelled as the most persecuted minority group in the world by the UN and are the victims of a savage genocide carried out by the Myanmar military.

On Exhibition at Trade Route Mall.

The exhibition will include a postcard wall where children and adults will be able fill in postcards depicting #LoveHopeCare. These will be stuck up on a wall at the TRM Lifestyle Court with the intention of breaking the Guinness Book of Records for the most post cards of love sent to children in conflict and war zones.

There will also be a cartoon board depicting through the visual arts how grotesque the sufferings of the Rohingya have been as well as a photo display and video screenings.

The tour will take you as visitor on a day by day trek of the Rohingya who have been fleeing the military onslaught.

On a daily basis, at 11am and 3.30pm, hard hitting documentaries will be shown detailing the history of the genocide and the causes behind the violence.

On Exhibition at Trade Route Mall.

For over 30 years they have suffered under conditions worst than apartheid South Africa and despite living for over 800 years in Myanmar’s Rakhine province, they have been denied citizenship and designated as illegal immigrants.

The exhibition aims to educate and inform people about the conditions under which the Rohingya have lived and the reasons why close to 500 000 have fled to Bangladesh in the last 4 weeks.

TRM proprietor, Yaseen Valley, said the cause of these voiceless people needed to be amplified. “Their story needs to be told and people must be made aware of the suffering of the Rohingya.”

On Exhibition at Trade Route Mall.

The project is being supported by Salaamedia. The radio station’s journalist, Azhar Vadi, recently returned from a media assignment on the Myanmar and Bangladesh border where he interacted with the Rohingya refugees.

“Undoubtedly these are the most persecuted people in the world. I call on everyone to take out a few minutes and pass through the exhibition at the Trade Route Mall and educate yourself and your children about the situation. We will provide firsthand accounts and information directly about what these people have endured at the hands of the Myanmar military.”

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