Cholo Kotha Boli – youth to youth podcast

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The knowledge product is made up of 10 podcast episodes covering SRHR topics relevant to various sub-groups within the target audience, including girls, boys, and young women/men aged 16-25 in the Baunya-Badh slum. These episodes were produced at a central podcast station established on the premises of ARBAN schools.

The project employed podcasting as a tool to engage the audience in addressing SRHR issues in a safe and horizontal manner, utilizing a peer-to-peer approach. The goal was to guide them in making informed health decisions that could positively impact their lives. ARBAN, with 30 years of presence in the Baunya-Badh slum, has cultivated trust-based relationships with community leaders and the parents of the target demographic.

By adopting a health rights approach, ARBAN secured the support of influential groups within the community, such as leaders and elites. This strategy allowed the project to be implemented smoothly, mitigating interference and opposition from conservative forces.

The outcomes of the project are detailed in a qualitative research report (downloadable below), which was presented during the project-ending ceremony. This event involved project beneficiaries, community stakeholders, other NGOs, and government officials.

The Bengali-language podcasts are accessible for free on Spotify.


Knowledge product details

  • Knowledge Activation Grants

  • 2021

  • Bangladesh

  • Youth empowerment

  • Youth SRHR

  • Share-Net Bangladesh

  • Bangla

  • English

  • Podcast

  • Research

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A research report on knowledge and practice of SRHR among different sectors of the population living in the Baunya-Badh slum.

KP creators involved

Association for Realisation of Basic Needs- ARBAN

ARBAN is committed to working with disadvantaged and powerless people for their socio-economic, cultural, and political empowerment by promoting and practising democratic values and participatory processes at all levels, for the realization of the basic needs and environmentally sustainable development, the establishment of fundamental human rights and equity and equality of women and men in the society.