Talking About Health
Attending school is a significant challenge for children residing in urban slums in Dhaka. Street schools, night schools and informal schooling run by NGOs and volunteers have come to play a major role within poor urban communities. Our project seeks to explore the potential for a creative education intervention to build health literacy with children within these informal settlement schools in Bangladesh.
2022 – 2023
This scoping study seeks to explore seeks engage key stakeholders in the co-design of an arts-health intervention. It seeks to evidence of the educational priorities and needs of the urban slum communities in Dhaka, and support mutual understanding of potential opportunities, challenges, and constraints.
- To understand the need for innovative approaches to talk about health and well-being with children and young people.
- To identify and develop context-specific feasible and sustainable interdisciplinary approaches and tools that will have a long-term impact in changing the behaviour in these communities.
- Dr Briony Thomas, Principal Investigator (Arts)
- Dr Mahua Das, Co-Principal Investigator (Health)
- Professor Zahidul Quayyum, Co-Investigator
- Sabrina Mustabir Jaigrid, Research Coordinator
- Professor Rumana Huque, Co- Investigator
- Dr Deepa Barau, Co-Investigator
- Nabila Binth Jahan, Research Assistant
- Maisha Ahsan, Research Assistant
This project is supported by Crucible funding for interdisciplinary research from the Horizons Institiute at the University of Leeds.