Published:  12:38 AM, 05 November 2019

Room to Read launches 309 classroom libraries

Room to Read launches 309 classroom libraries Sohel Ahmed, Additional Director of Primary Education Department, delivering a speech during the inauguration of Room to Read classroom libraries at the Bangladesh Sishu Academy Auditorium on Monday. -Tarik Sajib

In order to develop reading skills and a habit of reading among children 'Room to Read' Bangladesh on Monday inaugurated 309 new classroom libraries and established at 40 primary schools across the country.

Additional Director General (Additional Secretary), Directorate of Primary Education Shohel Ahmed inaugurated the function at the auditorium of Bangladesh Shishu Academy. While speaking Shohel Ahmed called everyone to work together in his speech and reaffirmed the government's commitment to meet the goals of the education sector. He also commended Room to Read's effective contribution in boosting the sector.

"Room to read is doing very well and contributing a lot along with the government in developing the education sector of our country. The government will provide all out collaboration to this organizations to do its job", he added. Professor of Dhaka University Theatre and Performance Studies Department Rahmat Ali was present as special guest at the program presided by Program Operations Director of Room to Read Badruzzaman Khan.

Room to Read works on developing quality reading materials, support for teachers, child-friendly learning environment and community engagement helped children become independent readers. From 2009 to 2018, room to read reached 1,206 govt. primary schools via the Literacy Program (LP) and supported 301,500 children with diverse literary focused intervention as well as established 5,700 classroom libraries in those schools.

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