Bangladesh has an adolescent population of approximately 36 million: more than one-fifth of the total population of Bangladesh is those between the ages of 10 and 19 years (BBS, 2015). The sexual and reproductive health (SRH) status of adolescents in Bangladesh, both those who are unmarried and married, remains an area of concern for the country. Low levels of knowledge on SRH, STI/HIV and family planning (FP), high prevalence of child marriage, correspondingly high levels of adolescent fertility and limited access to quality and age appropriate information and services are challenges.

The objective of this Fixed Award Agreement initiative under USAID Shukhi Jibon project  is to include 15- 24 years aged 40 Volunteer Peer Leaders (VPLs) (1 male and 1 female in each center) in selected 20 AFHCs under DGFP in Dhaka, Narayanganj, Mymensingh and Netrokona to ensure friendly environment and improve quality of services in the AFHCs on the basis of adolescents’ demands.  VPLs will encourage the adolescents to receive information about sexual and reproductive health services and family planning through community and school based outreach campaigns in the surrounding areas and schools of the selected AFHCs. Also, they will collect and document feedback and recommendations from the service receipts at the AFHCs on improving the quality of services of the centers.

Project location: Dhaka, Narayanganj, Mymensingh, and Netrokona districts.

Project period: May-2021 to April-2023.

Funded by: USAID

Lead Partner: Pathfinder International.

Project Updates

Foundation Training for VPL

SERAC-Bangladesh along with Pathfinder International, under USAID Shukhi Jibon project arranged two foundation training for Mymensingh and Dhaka VPLs in Rajendrapur from 19 to 24 August 2021 by ensuring a friendly and feasible environment, to provide soft skills (interpersonal communication, organizing outreach campaigns, counseling on sexual reproductive health and mental wellbeing) to the 40 VPLs […]

Youth Claiming of Ensuring Reproductive Health Rights

SERAC-Bangladesh under USAID Shukhi Jibon Project, supported by Pathfinder International Bangladesh observed the ‘International Youth Day 2021’ on August 11, 2021 at Symbiosis Friendship Tower, Mymensign, where 100+ young people joined the discussion meeting on raising awareness about Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) information and services among adolescents and youths through adolescent friendly health centers […]

International Youth Day 2021

SERAC-Bangladesh under USAID Shukhi Jibon Project, supported by Pathfinder International Bangladesh observe the ‘International Youth Day 2021’ on August 12, 2021 in Dhaka, where young people joined the discussion meeting on raising awareness about Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) information and services among adolescents and youths through adolescent friendly health centers with the policy makers […]

International Youth Day 2021 Observed

  SERAC-Bangladesh under USAID Shukhi Jibon Project, supported by Pathfinder International Bangladesh observe the ‘International Youth Day 2021’ on August 12, 2021 in Dhaka, where young people joined the discussion meeting on raising awareness about Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) information and services among adolescents and youths through adolescent friendly health centers with the policy […]