'Arrar Hota' (Our Voice) is a radio programme produced by the local people in Palongkhali Union, Cox's Bazar district in Bangladesh providing necessary and important information to their own community in order to build resilience, enhance access to information about livelihoods and promote social cohesion. The programmes are made by Fondation Hirondelle with HEKS / EPER, and funded by Swiss Solidarity and the Swiss Agency for Development Co-operation.
Programmes in 2019 were made with the partnership of Coast Trust.
The programmes are available on SoundCloud. You can click on the link of each episode to listen to the program on your mobile or computer:
During the Covid-19 pandemic, it is important for everyone to know accurately about the disease and how to prevent it. This episode talks to community people about their concerns of the Covid-19 pandemic. Doctors speak on coronavirus transmission, symptoms of Covid-19 infection, how can the virus be prevented and about medication.
Maintaining social distance is very important to prevent wide-spreading Coronavirus. This episode talks with local people, doctors and experts on the ways to maintain social distance in the densely populated area in Cox's Bazar.
Arrar Hota: Cyclone preparedness during Covid-19 pandemic
In this episode people in cyclone prone areas talked about their concerns around this calamity in the time of Covid-19 pandemic. Experts discussed how people can prepare themselves to remain safe from both cyclone and COVID-19 infection.
In Cox's Bazar, one of the most densely populated districts, huge garbage is generated every day. Due to lack of proper management, garbage remains scattered and pollutes the environment. In this episode we talked with local inhabitants, public representative and experts on how people can manage waste better to ensure a cleaner environment and healthy community.
Cleanliness and hygiene practices can prevent many deadly diseases, like diarrhea, cholera, typhoid etc. In this episode we talked with local people and experts about the necessity of personal hygiene and the way to ensure that in personal, family and social life.
Arrar Hota: Homestead Gardening
Homestead gardens are intended to utilize the space around a house to grow vegetables and limited food crops to get nutritious food as well as earn money. This episode talks with a successful grower and respective government official on how to do homestead gardening and get benefits from that.