Spreeha Bangladesh successfully completed the “Babu Barta” project in partnership with the Baby Basics Bangladesh Program under the US State Department and Dnet. “Babu Barta”, the very first book for pregnant and new mothers in Bangla is designed to cater especially to low-income communities suffering from a severe lack of knowledge on prenatal and postnatal healthcare.
The project was conducted over a 1.5 year period from January 2015 to July 2016. Spreeha Bangladesh community officers in the Rayer Bazar and surrounding areas conducted 36 clubs each having 14 sessions including mothers, to be mothers and fathers alike. A total of 4637 to be mothers with their husbands directly engaged in these interactive sessions thus helping the whole family learn how to respond efficiently to the needs of pregnancy and early motherhood.