Into the future of training: An e-Learning platform for Community Paramedic Curriculum 

Initial vocational education and training
To support the training institutes in resuming their teaching activities, ASTHA collaborated with a digital service provider to run a pilot in order to create an e-learning platform. As a VET pioneer, this pilot positions Swisscontact in South Asia as the first mover in digital training space.

This e-Learning platform is, the first and only holistic IT solution for healthcare training and education in Bangladesh, offering various teaching methodologies like video lectures, audio lectures, 3D models, PDF documents, and interactive quiz and assignments.

Bringing together pedagogy, technology and organisation

The objective of the platform is to introduce and establish the use of information technology in Community Paramedic (CP) training program in Bangladesh. The project established partnership with a training institute called Radda Community Paramedic Training Institute, and IT partners, ADN Diginet and Auleek Ltd.  to conduct the pilot, more importantly, bringing together pedagogy, technology and organisation together to make it simple, user friendly and nationally scalable. After three months’ efforts, the project, with the support of its partners successfully created and implemented an e-learning platform has helped the students as well as the teachers to stay connected, continue the teaching activities while making all the resources available in one platform. The platform is not only available for conducting classes online but also enables the teachers and students to use it offline classes, promoting the benefits of blended learning.

The project organised the soft launching of the platform for the students to use it on November 28, 2021. The students and teachers both were excited to explore the platform which is available as website (e-Learning ( and lightweight web-view app.

"The platform just made my life much easier. Now I have access to the lectures from the convenience of my home."
A student of Radda Community Paramedic Training Institute expressed his thoughts.

Another student was amazed to see how she can take part in exams on the platform and get the result instantly.

The teachers were also seemed to be satisfied by the integration of the platform quoting that ‘Now we can take classes easily even if there is another shutdown. At the same time, we can use the platform in physical classes and connect to the students through this platform with much ease.’

Strong online presence- Thanks to e-Learning

The e-Learning platform is a stable and user-friendly online tool for blended education which, the CP institutes could also leverage to create strong online presence and digital marketing.

This also enables to integrate the 3D features of critical medical studies which ensured further accuracy of training program.

The platform has opened the door of new potentials kick starting the method of blended learning.

ASTHA, a project of Swisscontact Bangladesh facilitates the growth and development of a mid-level healthcare professional training named Community Paramedics with an aim to improve the rural healthcare ecosystem through creating skilled healthcare workers Community Paramedic and to reduce the acute unemployment problem.

This project is financed by Novartis, the Evi Diethelm Winteler Stiftung, the Laguna Foundation, the Leopold Bachmann Stiftung, among other donors. As part of the Swisscontact Development Programme, it is co-financed by SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA).

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Initial vocational education and training
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