Role of Community Radio for Education and Skill Development in Bangladesh
Community Radio is such a mass communication media through which any type of development message can be reached easily. At the same time, it can be effective for education and skill development. This will be effective for developing the living standard of the disadvantaged community. Mr.Jyoti Gomez; treasurer of CAMPE has shared his concerns and feelings when he attended as chief guest of the closing session of the opinion sharing meeting.
An opinion sharing and forward planning meeting was held on 17 June 2012 at YWCA Auditorium, Dhaka on the theme: role of community radio in education and skill development.
The meeting was jointly organized by Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE) and Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) under the financial support of SDC.
Mr. Tapan Kumar Das, Program Manager, CAMPE presided over the meeting. Mr.AHM Bazlur Rahman, CEO, BNNRC facilitated the session. The key participants included representatives from 14 CR stations and representatives from CAMPE, UNESCO & SCF
The program was started with welcome speech from Mr.Tapan Kumar Das. Mr.Bazlu gave a presentation on the current status of community radio stations and their broadcasting programs. Besides, Mr. Kamrul Hasan Monju and UNESCO representative also discussed on the situation
The CR representatives shared their experiences in broadcasting educational programs through community radios. After presentation from CR stations, CAMPE shared their opinion on how to utilize community radio as an opportunity to promote education and life-skill more .It was decided that program will be developed to achieve this objective and a primary plan has been chalked out by ensuring participation from different child clubs, listeners clubs and other stakeholders'groups.It was expected that organizations like UNESCO, CAMPE SDC will come up and join in the process.