The Launch of Street Child Cricket World Cup

The British Council Cultural Centre hosted the launching event of Street Child Cricket World Cup at its premises on 1 March 2019. Charity organisation “, Friends of Street Children Bangladesh,” is looking to improve the lives of the young ones on our streets. They have partnered with “Street Children LEEDO”, a registered NGO with an outreach and education programme to provide facilities for homeless children. Four boys and girls from Street Children LEEDO have been nominated through dynamic selections processes, to take part in the “Street Children Cricket World Cup Tournament 2019” in England. The tournament will take ahead of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.

Gala Event: Play Learn Act

The three-year project “Play, Learn, Act” came to an end with the Gala event on 18 March 2019. In partnership with HSBC bank, the ‘Play, Learn, Act’ project began in January 2016. It was developed by the British Council to encourage primary school children to read English story books and build their reading and language skills in English. The project has successfully developed small libraries in 20 participating schools. More than 100 teachers were trained on interactive teaching system. Art competitions, interactive storytelling sessions and assessment tests were arranged covering more than 22,000 students within three years. Representatives from the British Council and HSBC thanked all the participants of the project and handed over awards to the winners of the 2018 Play Learn Act project.

Prize Giving Ceremony of World Book Day 2018

In observance of the World Book Day 2018, the British Council and Daffodil Education Network jointly launched a nationwide book reading programme on April 2018. It is aimed at encouraging children and adults to explore the pleasures of reading books and popularising reading habits among them. 1033 readers registered for the programme from across the country under four specific groups: A (class I-V), B (class VI-VIII), C (class IX-XII) and D (any adult). Five toppers and 282 winners were selected from the participants through an assessment test held in October 2018. The toppers were awarded a laptop and a certificate of distinction at the Prize Giving Ceremony. Representatives from the British Council awarded the toppers with a laptop and a certificate at the ceremony.