English through Community Radio

Details of the organization
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication(BNNRC)
Civil society entities

Information about the project
English through Community Radio
Community Media
Since September 2012, American English Radio Project (AERP) has been implementing for upgrading English language skills of the community radio listeners in Bangladesh. The project has started as a pilot phase in one community radio station namely “Pollikontho” at Moulvibazar. In last October 01, 2013, the 3rd phase of the project has replicated in additional 4 radio stations in 4 different parts of the country namely Radio Padma of Rajshahi, Radio Jhenuk of Jhenaidah, Radio Sagor Giri of Chittagong and Radio Naf of Cox’s Bazar. The learning of the 3rd phase lessons were adapted in developing the proposal of AERP 4th phase. During implementation of the project, it was observed that the demand and interest of English learning listeners are increasing rapidly. Listeners were getting program-friendly environment in the radio stations. They visited the stations to meet the program producers, presenters, facilitators and voice players to share their experiences. They sent SMS, mail and made phone calls to the presenters and producers during the live broadcasting. This experience made AERP Team confident to replicate and continue this project in all 17 CR stations of the country.
National implementation: Bangladesh
Ongoing from 15/09/2015 to 31/12/2018
17 Community Radio stations in Bangladesh

WSIS information
* Capacity building
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Programme