‘Kids Read’ is an award-winning scheme that was initially designed to develop capacity in governmental schools (primary section) as part of the pilot year. The project is developed by the British Council and supported by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC).
The British Council hosted the event of the project ‘Kids Read’ on 19 January 2017 at the Dhaka University campus office. Around 6500 primary school students and 88 teachers from eight different schools in Dhaka were involved in the second edition of the project ‘Kids Read’ in 2016 through the community events like Boshe Ako, nationwide storytelling competition, art competition and teacher training programmes. Participating institutions and all the winners of the community events under the project ‘Kids Read’ were awarded through the event. The event was designed with an exciting magic show and enthralling musical performance by some very talented children.
Jim Scarth, Deputy Director, British Council, Abdullah Al Jubayer, Manager, Corporate Sustainability, HSBC, Sarwat Reza, Library Manager, British Council were present at the event along with the school heads, teachers and children. “Storytelling skills helped me to secure a good result in the Primary School Certificate (PSC) exam as our national curriculum is mostly based on creative writing skills”, said one of the winners of storytelling competition. Overall, everyone enjoyed the award giving ceremony.