Building Awareness among the Adolescent Girls by Sharing the Painful Maternal Experience of Young Mothers (BAPMA)

Building Awareness among the Adolescent Girls by Sharing the Painful Maternal Experience of Young Mothers (BAPMA)

Bangladesh
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Budget: 
< $1,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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BAPMA a Bengali joint-word standing for the English meaning FATHER-MOTHER. The Early marriage practice is the main cause of maternal death in Bangladesh and vulnerable health of mothers as well. This is highly practiced in the grassroots level and the couple are not well concerned about the future health problem. Through the BAPMA the future mother and couple will be awared to reduce the practice.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

1. Discouraging of Early Marriage Practice: Through the BAPMA about the 1000 adolescent girls from 20 High School of Gopalganj District will be encouraged to continue their study rather than thinking of conjugal life in this stage. 2. Introducing of legal authority for stopping such kind of Early Marriage: Through the BAPMA the local law administrative authority will be introduce with the adolescent girls, for providing their support to discourage the early marriage practice. 3. The guardians will be be awared: The parents/guardians will be awared to encourage their child's study rather than thinking of early marriage of their children. 4. Effectiveness of marital registration authority: The marital registration authority will be awared to stop of using false birth date to make the adolescent girls as bride.
About You
Organization:
Community Development Friend (CDF)
Section 1: You
First Name

M M Mahbub

Last Name

Hasan

Organization

Coastal Devlopment Partnership (CDP)

Country

, KHU

Section 2: Your Organization
Organization Name

Community Development Friend (CDF)

Organization Phone

+8801916033444

Organization Address

247 Arambag, Gopalganj

Organization Country

, DHA

Your idea
Country and state your work focuses on

, DHA

Website URL
Innovation
What makes your idea unique?

Few Techniques are making the Idea as Unique:
a) Building Awareness among the Adolescent Girls: If we want to reduce the maternal death and ensure a secure maternal life, firstly we have to ensure support for them those who are going to become a mother. But if we we want to protect the society from this curse of maternal health problem or vulnerability of life, then as a country like Bangladesh we have to building awareness among the adolescent girls or future mother about the risk of early marriage and maternity problem etc.

b)Sharing the Painful Maternal Experience of Young Mothers: This is really an innovative technique to mobilize the adolescent girls for understanding the practice of early marriage and their lives.

c) High School Level Adolescence Girls will be main Focused: This is another good and unique of innovation, since the 75% people are living in the village and maximum girls are becoming the victims of early marriage from the village level high school this is why the BAPMA will play a vital role to aware the adolescent girls to gain a save maternal lives in the future (experience sharing meeting, counseling, IEC materials, video advocacy, seminar, etc)

Do you have a patent for this idea?

Yes

Impact
What impact have you had?

Ms. Popy. Mother of 2 son. Got marriage in 11 with a van-puller of 30 years of old. Studding Class six. She became mother in 13 Years of old. She became mother again in 14.5. She looked very sweet in 11, now she looks like an old woman. She is becoming sick. This is case study of Chandradighalia of Gopalganj District in Bangladesh. This is very easily understandable of the impacts of early marriage, such as- a) the young mother could not study a lot b) she will not be able to teach her children and make their fruitful future c) she is becoming sick d) she is fully dependable to her husband and can not deny the request of her older husband e) may be she is becoming ready for next baby, since she is not concern about the maternal health and the problem of early marriage f) her above practice is influencing to others rather than creating awareness, because sometime she have had to show her good performances by overcoming all those problems to make her husband happiness and g)she started her conjugal life with false information (at least 18 years of old) to avoid the legal obligation rather than discouraging the registered authority to make the false birth date. So from the case study we could see how the early marriage impacting on maternal health.

Actions

STEP-1
a) Formation of school-based committee with the participation of all classes (6-10 class): 3 girls from each class and 1 boy from each class that means 20 member's group in each school. A team leader will be selected for each group.
b) Organizing Orientation and Motivational workshop for the group members
c) Enlisted of Adolescent Girls
d) Providing Membership of BAPMA actions for getting counseling and advisory support.

STEP-2
a) Set upping a school level counseling/support center
b) Advocacy school level advocacy meeting
c) Union/sub district/district/national level Advocacy meeting
g) Publishing and disseminating of Monthly BAPMA NEWS LETTER with incorporating of all activities of the project.
h) Arranging of Cultural show to building awareness among the adolescent girls
i) Arranging of school level essay competition on Early Marriage and the Impact on Maternal Life and publication of booklet with these selected essays.
j) Media group Mobilization

STEP-3
a) Policy Advocacy
b) Experience Sharing
c) Reporting and
d) Auditing

Results

a) 80% adolescent girls has been motivated about there lives and future among the 1000;
b) 70% adolescent girls has been accomplished their high school level study, since the supports from government are available for the regular students.
c) A value-based rotational school level groups has been established
d) A youth group leadership approach has been practiced in the project
e) The adolescent girls has been made themselves decision maker and independent
f) Related authorities has been motivated about the future of early marriage and its impact on life.
g) Newly Married women are being able to make decision for their future
h) Maternal problem has been reduced than earlier
i) The BAPMA has been established a very good relationship with the different groups and stakeholders etc.

What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Please address each year separately, if possible.

1st Years
a) Established of BAPMA center in the 20 school.
b) 20 Groups will be formed in the 20 High School of Gopalganj.
c) 1000 beneficiaries will be enlisted with the BAPMA
d) 1000 beneficiaries will be kept in touch and will be motivated.
e) A positive changes will be come from every related sectors
f) a youth leadership has been proceed through the BAPMA
g) A monthly BAPMA NEWS LETTER has been published

2nd Year
a) 50% adolescent girls has been motivated about there lives and future among the 1000;
b) 50% adolescent girls has been accomplished their high school level study,
c) 50% adolescent girls has been made themselves decision maker and independent
d) 50% related authorities has been motivated about the future of early marriage and its impact on life.
e) a good relationship has been created with media and with the other concern stakeholders
c) Issue-based research booklet has been published and distributed

3rd Year
a) 80% adolescent girls has been motivated about there lives and future among the 1000;
b) 70% adolescent girls has been accomplished their high school level study,
c) 70% adolescent girls has been made themselves decision maker and independent
d) 70% related authorities has been motivated about the future of early marriage and its impact on life.
e) A value-based rotational school level groups has been established
f) The adolescent girls has been made themselves decision maker and independent
g) Newly Married women are being able to make decision for their future
h) Maternal problem has been reduced than earlier

What would prevent your project from being a success?

a) Reducing of early marriage
b) Reducing of Maternal Death
c) Reducing of school Drooping of Adolescent girls
d) Reducing Dependency of Adolescent girls

How many people will your project serve annually?

101‐1000

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

Less than $50

Does your project seek to have an impact on public policy?

Yes

Sustainability
What stage is your project in?

Idea phase

In what country?
Is your initiative connected to an established organization?

Yes

If yes, provide organization name.

Community Development Friend (CDF)

How long has this organization been operating?

1‐5 years

Does your organization have a Board of Directors or an Advisory Board?

Yes

Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with NGOs?

Yes

Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with businesses?

Yes

Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with government?

Yes

Please tell us more about how these partnerships are critical to the success of your innovation.

The above stakeholders are one kind of volunteer for the project. The Project will be implemented in the school level as well as by the student groups. The matter of partnership are not too much critical here. Even the three groups willingly will be involved with this great initiatives if we want.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization?

1. To arrange financial support for the existing youth volunteers.
2. Development of CDF office with all necessarily equipments
3. Developing a website for the organization and updating regularly

The Story
What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

The on going situations is as usual like early marriage practice, where the origin of this idea. The moment is the sign of painful experience of early married young mothers and the vulnerability of maternal health, which is impacting on lives due to lack of awareness building among the adolescent girls. The BAPMA has taken a great challenge to resolving the maternal health problem.

Tell us about the social innovator behind this idea.

M M Mahbub Hasan. 28 Years. More than 8 years of advocacy, networking, partnership building and project management experience. Expertise in mass communication, journalism, Grassroots level Mobilization, issue based campaign, Supervision of staffs, Administrative activities, Report writing, development of issue based IEC materials, Evaluation and assessment, Information Management, Conflict resolution, Teaching and Produce of Short Film. Experienced in working with the different types of govt./non-govt. stakeholders and donors.

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