Mayyu (Rahmat) Ali

Master of Arts in Global Governance

Mayyu is a Rohingya poet, author, humanitarian worker and human rights activist. His Op-eds have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, the Guardians, Finanical Times, The Independent, Al-Jazeera, etc.

He used to work for ACF, an International humanitarian organization in Rakhine State, Myanmar. In the refugee camps, Cox’s Bazar, he used to work for Amnesty International and Fortify Rights documenting and reporting the systematic persecutions of Myanmar’s government against Rohingya people in Myanmar.

Beyond campus, Mayyu is dedicated in educating and empowering his Rohingya community who are counted as the world’s most persecuted people. In 2018, he founded Community Rebuilding Centre, a Rohingya community-based organization that focuses on formal education, youth empowerment and community awareness in the refugee camps, Bangladesh. He is co-founder and editor at Art Garden Rohingya, an online community website that revives Rohingya culture, art and literature and raises and empowers poets, writers and artists in the Rohingya community.

Through his graduate studies, he is interested to research on the destruction and disappearance of languages and cultures in migration and displacement across the world.


  • 2022 Global Governance Fellowship
  • 2021 The Maple Leaf Scholarship

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  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Sittwe University, 2012
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