‘Play Learn Act’ project is developed by the British Council Bangladesh and supported by grants from the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) with the aim to enhance literacy and communication skills of 22,500 students in 20 government primary schools in three years till 2018.
The British Council organised an award ceremony in appreciation of the ‘Play Learn Act’ project on 18 January 2017 at the Dhaka University campus office. Around 13000 students and 100 teachers from ten government primary schools in Dhaka participated in various community events like art competition, storytelling workshops, teaching reading workshops and final assessment test. Participating institutions and all the winners of the community events under the project ‘Play Learn Act’ were awarded on the gala event. Students and guests enjoyed the magic show and musical performance by some very talented children at the event. It was an immensely enjoyable experience for the children because it brought a break from the usual onslaught of studies.
Jim Scarth, Deputy Director, British Council, Bangladesh, Abdullah Al Jubayer, Manager, Corporate Sustainability, Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Sarwat Reza, Library Manager, British Council, Bangladesh and Shaeen Ara Begum, District Primary Education Officer, Dhaka were present at the event along with the school heads, teachers and children. “Learning through playing is one of the best initiatives by the British Council to enhance capacity of the primary school students,” said S S M Ali Reza, Deputy Director Policy and Operations, Department of Primary Education, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, Bangladesh who joined the event as the guest of honour. The concept of ‘Play Learn Act’ is widely applauded and stakeholders trust that the British Council will continue to help in creating a more exciting, interactive and social experience for young students while they are learning.