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Youth Power in the Journey to Solution: “Cyclove”

It was almost 20 minutes that the ambulance standing helpless was crying out loud in the abundance of different vehicles on the road beside our campus. It woke me up just when I fell asleep after a long day of school. Not only the noise pollution created by that, but what could have been the situation of the patient in the ambulance.
This is not a rare situation. Sometimes you might think it is just a waste of money or energy if you take a vehicle to somewhere. Because you could walk faster than how fast a vehicle can move in a traffic jam that has not ending.
Bangladesh, a beautiful country, is located in South Asia. It is green and is enriched with natural beauty.
However, it is getting polluted day by day. A main source of pollution anywhere including Bangladesh is the increasing number of different vehicles. Bangladesh is also one of the poorest countries in the world and the environmental issue will be another catastrophic effect on the issue.
In short, as the Adventure Club of Chittagong puts it, Automobiles are driving us.
There is no problem or matter in the world that could not be solved. All that is needed is will and believe in what you’re doing.
The new generation of Bangladesh, youth, is trying to answer a solution to this issue. Watch this short video to see what they offer:

This multimedia story is part of an assignment for Voices of Our Future a program of World Pulse that provides rigorous digital empowerment and citizen journalism training for grassroots women leaders. World Pulse lifts and unites the voices of women from some of the most unheard regions of the world.


JaniceW's picture

Strong presentation

Rabia, you chose a good subject to create your media project around. China is currently experiencing huge problems due to the extreme pollution generated by industry and transportation, and it is easy to see how Bangladesh may also be on this same track. The contrast between the beauty of your host country and the pollution (whether congestion, noise, or air) is profound and I hope that many more will view your video and be spurned into action to protect what is still beautiful.

It was great to see you end with a solution that is accessible by all. This is a strong presentation that cannot help but raise the awareness of how we are slowly destroying our environment. Well done.

Well done Rabia for lending your voice to the call for Eco friendly choices. It is inspiring to learn about what the Adventure Club of Chittagong are doing to create awareness about pollution caused by automobiles. The fact that it is a youth driven club also sends a strong signal that the upcoming generation are ready take on the challenge of righting the wrongs of human excesses. There is something each person can do to endure that our ecosystem is well manged and protected.

You did great and your message and call to action is beautiful and refreshingly Green.

In solidarity,

Rabia -- this is such an uplifting piece; I love those dear young cyclists! How aware and smart and caring they are!

You've put this together beautifully, with just the right music to enhance the photos, video and titles. An excellent job. And Bangledesh IS beautiful, and so obviously worth preserving!

Thank you for this valuable information, for showing the need and then telling is about the excellent, ongoing solution.

I bow to you and to all the youth riding their bikes every Friday!

- Sarah

Sarah Whitten-Grigsby

Monica09's picture

Timely, solutions-oriented!

Dear Rabia,

I live in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I totally agree with you that traffic jam is worsening by the minute, and combined with pollution, it is indeed taking a heavy toll on us.

I believe taking a walk or cycling to short distances is a practical solution to the problem. Eliminates the problems of parking and promotes a healthier lifestyle at one go.

I laud your video for the timeliness and for being solutions-oriented in an uplifting way.

On a side note, if you ever happen to be in Dhaka, we should definitely meet!


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