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THE BRIDGE OF HEALTH KNOWLEDGE (For The Young People and by the Young People)

A school based project plan to improve SRH knowledge and service access in the northern part of Bangladesh

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Opportunity Areas – Select those that apply

  • mHealth
  • Other

What specific problem(s) are you trying to address? (300 character limit)

Almost 65% of our children read in remote village schools and only 35% read in city area. Only this criterion of being raised in two different places we are going to have a generation possessing very discriminational knowledge about everything including Sexual and Mental health.

What are some of your unanswered questions about the problem(s) you are working to address? (500 character limit)

1. We are targeting a very young age (12-18). In this age of our end users how may we connect ourselves with them more friendly? 2. Will we work it out to create the bridge of knowledge that easily? 3. How will react the guardians of the city school students? They normally do not let their children to pass any time without reading. Will they approve to take their children in our team? 4. How will we provide products to village students?What will be the system?From where we will provide those?

Who are your end users? (1000 character limit)

We have three system of school and college in our country. Those are general govt education, religious education (madrasha) and private school education. The ratio may be showed as 5:2:3. These students from govt, private and religious schools and colleges will be out end users. In these three category there is a division of location - City and village. We are connect this two ends and build a self dependent system where there will a continuous flow of information and accessable health service. The difference is unacceptable between the city students and village students in every sector. In our general test of 10 questions about SRH both in city area and village area we have found that city 56% of city students knew every answers and surprisingly 72% of the village students knew nothing! Not any single idea about what really things are.

Explain your idea. (500 character limit)

Our idea is to make an app about SRH,build campaign in city schools and colleges, let them know things from the app.In the app there will be also test. From the test we will select"Health Master"from every schools and colleges.Thus Master Team will make the information flow towards village area.We will select 100 village schools first. Then we will apply the model to reach every students. To the village students we will reach through the teacher who own a smartphone. At end we connect both ends.

What is your value proposition? (500 character limit)

Young users always wants something new and in this era, our city school college students want to represent themselves in other sector alongside good academic record. Our #HEALTH-MASTER recognition will surely attract to participate and to spread. As also nobody made an approach towards themselves about their SRH health this idea of ours will be welcomed as we predict. At the other end, the village pupils will be attracted as the teacher will be their same aged, they will find it friendly.

What's different about your idea compared to current solutions? (500 character limit)

The current solutions that are being taken aren't that sustainable in our community. A small seminar or a lecture won't really help. There is a stigma in our society. We can't talk about sexual and reproductive health openly. Teacher does not tell the students anything in the class. It is an irony that our children watches porn first before knowing even the sex organs. However the proposal I have given will be more effective by doing more Human Centered researches.

What are the key reasons why end users would turn to your organization over another?

  • Newness: Satisfying a new set of needs

What would success look like for your end users? (500 character limit)

1. Students are overcoming the stigma about talking SRH. They are discussing about problems and solutions. They are debating on this topics. City students feels proud to be a Health Master. 2. Anyone having problem needs a solution or a service is being provided by the community. Adolescent girls facing complexities will be helped by nearest expert. 3. City - village debate and essay competitions, representatives summit, and exchange programs about sexual and reproductive health.

How would you measure the impact your idea has on your end user(s) ? How will you measure the success of your program? (500 character limit)

Several measured outcomes of our project may be written as bellows - The reduction of the rate of watching porn among teenage students, the increased rate of sharing problems about sexual health, more knowledge flow among the village students, the information gap reduction, knowledge increasing rate about sexual and reproductive health, providing sanitary napkins to each students, build a student community with higher rate of positive outcomes.

What strategies will/are you testing to acquire end users? (300 character limit)

1. Social media marketing 2. On campus campaign in schools and colleges 3. Creating representative based community 4. Inter - school competitions 5. Health Olympiad arrangements

Key partnerships - Who will you partner with to make your idea work? (500 character limit)

Our key partners will be school authorities, A team of doctors and a tech team.

What is your organization’s name? (150 character limit)


Tell us more about you: (750 character limit)

Spriha is a non-profit organization performing development activities in city and rural area in Bangladesh. The key importance of our work sector is Child education and health and nutrition. We run a school in our city for the street children. Spriha was founded in 2011 to work for the most vulnerable. Since six years Spriha have become a team of 210 young and promising volunteer just in one city. In every schools and colleges we have our volunteers. Every year Spriha arranges the biggest children festival in the country. Currently Spriha is designing and building some Human Centered projects as well as searching for chances to expand with an resourceful international team. The motto of Spriha is always to work for the deprived people.

Organizational Characteristics

  • Youth-led organization

Where will your idea be implemented? (200 character limit)

Country: Bangladesh. Division: Rangpur District: Rangpur This part is one the most neglected and poorest in the country.

What do you need to get started? (500 character limit)

3 things we need to start this projects are- 1. Partnership with a recognized organization (I:e; UNFPA) 2. Financial stability and proper budget 3. Expert feedbacks and modifications At first we need to access into every institutions and thus we need a world known organization with us to work. We have our own office but we need to hire some more people to work on this project. So money is an issue. As we believe in a HCD motivated process, it would be great to get feedback from IDEO.

What is the current scale of your proposed innovation?

  • It is still in planning phase and does not exist yet.

Experience in Implementation Country(ies)

  • Yes, for more than one year.

Expertise in Sector

  • I've worked in a sector related to my idea for more than a year.

Organization Location (200 character limit)

Our organization is registered in Bangladesh. We mainly perform our activities in the northern part of the country.

What is your organizational status?

  • We are a registered non-profit, charity, NGO, or community-based organization.

What is the maturity of your innovation?

  • Early Stage Innovation: I am exploring my innovation, refining, researching, and gathering inspiration.



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