Serving Street Children & Rohingya Refugees

In Bangladesh Since 2019

Currently an astounding 890,000 Rohingya refugees are living at the Kutupalong and Nayapara refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar region.  The camps have grown to become the largest and most densely populated camps on earth.  This crisis has strained an already impoverished country, which has shown unprecedented generosity to the deeply persecuted Rohingya people.  SMF has been making a significant impact in the lives of both Rohingya and Bangladeshi children since 2019.

Our exceptional team of young Bangladesh volunteers in Cox’s Bazaar are teaching our unique music program in 3 locations:

Climate Refugees in Najirar Tek - These children are living in an area with little access to education or resources.  The students have been delighted at the opportunity, believing music instruction was only for wealthy families.

Street Children in Cox’s Bazar -  Our "surf kids" are homeless and underprivileged children who come together to surf during the day and then gather weekly with our volunteers to learn music notes and the pennywhistle.

Hindu Rohingya Refugees in the Kutupalong Refugee Camp - Now that access is finally opening again after a long Covid shutdown, our Bangladesh team of volunteers is about to bring music to a community of Hindus in the largest refugee camp in the world.

Much of this work is made possible with a partnership with the Bangladeshi-based organization YASID (Youth Alliance for Sustainable International Development).-