Kutupalong, Bangladesh – Over plastic sheets and woven straw mats on the ground, dozens of children sit clustered together in groups, chatting animatedly.
A group of them is hunched over carrom boards. Others are rolling dices counting their turns over games such as Snakes and Ladders or Ludo.
The younger ones are playing with marbles, expertly flicking the tiny glass balls on a board printed with different points. Some are holding copies of Meena and Raju, the popular South Asian children’s books, too young to read the words but old enough to recognise the two main characters and their sidekick, a talking parrot.
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