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মাতৃ সচেতনতা (কবিতা)

রহিমুদ্দির একটি মেয়ে পনের বছর তার,
বাল্যকালে হল বিয়ে স্বামী ও সংসার।
হঠাৎ করে ভুল করে সে ময়না নামের খুকি,
স্বামীর ভয়ে নিয়ে বসে বাচ্চা নেয়ার ঝুঁকি।
ময়না তখন খুব অসুখে শরীর ভেঙ্গে কাবু,
তার উপরে দারিদ্রতায় খাচ্ছে হাবুডুবু।
অন্ত:সত্ত্বা এ মেয়েটি যদিও এখন মা,
গর্ভকালে সময়মতো পুষ্টি সে পায় না।
অবশেষে প্রসবকালে ভ্যানগাড়ীতে চড়ে,
খুব সাধনার নবজাতক ফিরলো না আর ঘরে।
তাইতো বলি হও সচেতন গভৃকালীন মা,
নইলে বিপদ যেমন এরূপ, দু:খিনি ময়না।

– নাহিদ
কোয়ালিটি ইন্সপেক্টর

Saving a life

Shahnoor is an active and a very responsible PHE (peer health educator). But she cannot read or write as she did not go to school. Shahnoor decided to learn Bangla reading and writing from her educated neighbor. So that she can read the handouts given in the training. She pays 500 taka every month to her new tutor. Finally, she is able to read the handouts which have impacted her life immensely. She said ‘Apa now I can read and write. The knowledge was so important for me. I learnt so many new things from the food and nutrition topic. Now I read it before I decide what to cook for meal. I have learnt how I can maintain nutrition that is low cost. That’s why I want to thank, from the core of my heart to CHANGE team and our factory & Brand (Li & Fung) also.’’

Shahnoor
Operator

How Peer Health Education Changed Dipa’s Life

Dipa is a PHE (Peer Health Educator) of HERhealth project. After training 5, Dipa disseminated learning about serious illness and reproductive and cervical cancer to other female workers. While showing how to do breast examination she found one of her colleague- Roksana to feel something painful in her breast. After talking to her, Dipa realized her symptoms was serious and immediately took her to factory doctor. The doctor referred her to the nearby hospital for several tests and start treatment as soon as possible. Roksana is said to be under treatment in the right time. This case was a good awareness learning for other workers as well.

Dipa
Quality Inspector