MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee is home to the largest Rohingya community in the country and the goal is to buy a building to turn it into a community center.
Meeting of Rohingya community members.
The existing church building on the 24th and Scott is a room organizer that says it fits nicely.
Andrew Trumbull, administrative director of the Burmese Rohingya community in Wisconsin, said the Rohingya had not been welcome in their home country for so long and had to flee to find refuge in a safe place.
The Rohingya come from Myanmar, also known as Burma, in Southeast Asia. The country borders India and Bangladesh.
The Rohingya people have been named the most persecuted minority in the world by the United Nations.
Trumball said this community center would serve many purposes for the Rohingya.
“It is crucial to have a place where the Rohingya can come and not have to worry about it being taken away from them,” Trumbull said.
To make this dream a reality, the remaining $ 25,000 must be raised before the May 14th closing date.
“I want for them what I have for myself, that they can have the same things that people have who look like me,” said Trumbull.
The community center will be a place where people can gather and meet their needs.
“The Rohingya have many needs and we are really looking forward to doing a lot more than we have been able to do before,” said Trumbull. “After the school program for the children. There is a small gym there, eating in the communal kitchen is always so important and a prayer room.”
Trumbull said the Rohingya and the larger Milwaukee community must make every effort to achieve the goal.
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