07. Pan-Commonwealth Forum 7 (PCF7), 2013
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PublicationEducating grassroots girls and women through Community Learning Programme: CLP using Community Radio in Bangladesh( 2013-11) Sabuj, SaifuddinThe primary education system in Bangladesh is one of the largest systems in the world. Though the country has undertaken a number of measures to improve primary education since its independence, recent Ministry of Primary & Mass Education statistics report shows 51% girls get enrolled in primary school but do not complete and dropout rate is 64%. Similarly, 59% of the adult illiterate is women. // Rupantar is concerned with the education of illiterate and semi-literate listener, especially women and girl, living in the rural areas of Bangladesh. We are working with 3 community radio (CR) stations using CLP method. Placing great emphasis on involvement and participation of community male-female in plan, design and production process we developed 3 plans on health and designed a series of radio production (on going). // The target learners are vulnerable to health like Adolescent Health, Reduce suicide through mental health support, Prevention awareness on Filariafis disease. Programs are produced based on field visit to get suggestion, record discussion-interview, drama from learners especially women and girls who are illiterate or semi-literate. // The main aim is to impart non-formal education through CR, interactivity between learners and CLP staff through field visit, discussion, letter and SMS. Regular visit help the project keep up to date with rural people. // It is unique for- 1) we produce programs for the rural illiterate and semi-illiterate women-girls; 2) we keep in touch with them through weekly field visit and recording; 3) we listen to the program with target learner every week and discuss to know their comments, suggestions and help illiterate learners to fill out questionnaire given as quiz in the program. // We have found changes while conducting workshop, face to face discussion with the target learners and it’s been creating positive impact and interest among the community. // Paper ID 419
PublicationICT innovations to connect the Community with Knowledge( 2013-11) Nanda, Bijay KThe Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project (OFSDP) aims at promoting sustainable forest management in the state with a larger goal of supporting rural livelihoods and community education, with financial assistance from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The project is being implemented at selected project villages in 14 Forest Divisions through active participation of the village community organized as Vana Surakshya Samiti (VSS) or Eco Development Committee (EDC). The overall goal of OFSDP is sustainable forest management and poverty alleviation of local people. Out of the envisaged components Non Formal Education (NFE) is a major one to enhance Community/ Tribal development and capacity building with promotion of women literacy.The project is focusing on the Community/ Tribal development by involving the Community Para Teachers with technology-mediated support by promoting Common Service Infrastructure in the VSS buildings. Learning materials are provided from the Project site in simple formats with abridged text to help recapitulate the learning need. With the basic learning mechanism the community folks are empowered to maintain the SHG accounts and get into alternate livelihood practices with improved skill. They are equipped with the health related information to maintain community sanitation to avoid malaria, an age old menace in tribal villages. A number of support activities have been taken up in the project, such as engagement of moderately educated women with the help of ICT innovations. It has promoted Community Teachers in tribal pockets of the state and there by happened a considerable growth on technology-aided literacy among the women and children, which is an uncommon success in this part of the globe. // Paper ID: 89