Somporker Noya Setu | সম্পর্কের নয়া সেতু

The project JPG

The project JPG

It was under Brac University. In that program, SNS worked as a consultant through its focal person JOYA  SIKDER. It started on 17th April and finished on 30th April 2016. 

Our step was to accomplish the goal :

  1. An art exhibition was arranged by SNS on local brothels  

The project ShareNet :  

This project was 11 months long from October 2015 to August 2016. It was a partnership  agreement between BRAC institute of educational Development[ BIED ] 

Our activities were : 

  1. Arranging meetings in Dhaka, Mymensingh, Barisal, and Chattagram in different zones for the young transgender people. 
  2. Art exhibition by the young youth transgender community. 
  3. Giving them proper knowledge about their right through the meetings 
  4. Counseling gender-diverse community people for making them mentally strong &  confident.  

These were the projects we have accomplished successfully. 

# # AND HERE IS MORE PROJECT WHICH IS TILL NOW ONGOING 

The project of ASTREA foundation, inc. : 

It was started on 1 July 2021 and it will end up by 30 June 2022 

 We are following up on this activity:  

  1. Arranging training to enhance leadership and networking skill among the young diverse community. 
  2. Capacity building training  
  3. One advocacy meeting for the sexual minority people. 
  4. Give a final narrative report on overall activities within 2 weeks after the project ends. 
Interactive theater

Interactive theater

The interactive drama show was performed by Somporker Noya Setu in partnership with ActionAid Bangladesh on 28th October 2004. SNS performed an interactive theatre drama show for the national launch of the safe cities for women campaign. For this initiative, ActionAid Bangladesh provided technical and financial support to organize and materialize the drama show.

The objective of that drama show was,

  1. To perform and build awareness of the difficulties faced by women as they face sexual harassment in the public places of the city due to the lack of enabling factors such as gender-responsive public services, social security, etc.
  2. To create awareness and accountability amongst the audience on the issues of gender equity and safe cities for women through interactive and participatory method theatre.

The major responsibilities of Somporker Noya Setu in this theatre were-

  1. Writing and finalization of the script based on the feedback of AAB
  2. Organizing all actors and logistics and ensuring proper rehearsals
  3. Performing a dress rehearsal before the final performance
  4. Arranging all the logistics for performers including make-up, costumes, and a vehicle for the day of that performance
  5. Delivering the drama show on the day of the launch.