Chittagong Hill Tracts consists of Khagrachari, Bandarban and Rangamati located in south eastern Bangladesh where more than 13 underprivileged Indigenous Communities making up only 1 percent of the overall population of Bangladesh. Though the Government, several INGOs and NGO’s are working in different remote areas to provide basic health care and have initiated many community based development activities such as making them aware of nutrition, sanitation, necessity of vaccination, maintenance of household hygiene, HIV, breast cancer etc., often they fail to reach the young girls or adolescents. Discussing about menstruation, abortion, women’s sexual health, teen pregnancy, infections, birth control, using sanitary napkins are often considered as taboo and young girls often don’t express their problems related to their health, even though they may have had preventable problems that have resulted in serious morbidity or even death at a young age after seeking an unsafe abortion. We hope to empower the local adolescent girls and their community members through our intervention so that they can live healthier lives and have more equal chances to reach their live potential.Our target group will be educated about their own body and especially reproductive health after this project and a positive attitude will come regarding sexual and reproductive health among them. They will be able to express their difficulties to health workers and collaborating school teachers during the adolescent period without any hesitation after our project. Further we will organize community health workshop in the Indigenous Paras. We willprovide the report to the local schools, hand out the report to local NGO’s and other health professionals in the areas.
Region South and Central Asia