Grow your Reader Foundation is a non-profit organization. We work to develop the education quality of Bangladesh and make sure that more children are getting the chance to be enlightened by proper education. We genuinely believe that our work is very significant because, in our country, the condition of access to proper education is not that developed. So many children are being deprived of adequate education. For that, we are providing teacher training facilities and installing numerous library stations at different corners of Bangladesh, including the online library. We are also developing different curricula for enhancing reading skills, social emotional learning (SEL), sustainable living, child food and nutrition to ensure quality education. We teach children on online platforms as well so that even when their schools are closed due to any unavoidable circumstances, their learning process still isn’t stopping or getting obstructed. Grow your Reader Foundation was founded on 14th May 2016 and registered with the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms as a non-profit organization.
1. “WoW-Wheels of Wisdom (জ্ঞানের গাড়ি)” funded by Global Youth Mobilization and conducted with the help of the Big 6 Organization, United Nations Foundation, and World Health Organization (WHO), is one of the three winners of the Electric Information For Libraries (EIFL) 15th Library Innovation Award supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Libraries Programme for the public libraries contributing to education recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic across the world.
WoW has been selected to participate in the GYM 2022 Accelerator Programme for scaling or replicating the impact.
2. We also have initiated a problem-based learning project called “WAKE UP” in Bangladesh collectively with Kota, Kinabalu District Education Office in Sabah, Malaysia.
3. Grow Your Reader Foundation’s educational stories such as social & emotional Learning- SEL, Sustainable Living, Childhood Mental Health, and Child Food & Nutrition are available in Bangladesh’s first audio-book app “শুনবই”.
4.During this Covid 19 pandemic, we launched a street library project called “Book Garage,” which opened its doors on the first of June, 2021. The initiative is founded on a simple principle—leave your old books behind so that those who don’t have the means can discover a new book for free. Many children drop out of school maybe because their parents sent them to work or due to financial crisis. They lack the opportunity to buy books and enjoy the hobby of reading as they aren’t financially empowered enough to do that. Because we have that privilege, we can read storybooks to develop our emotions and social learnings, but underprivileged children cannot. With this in mind, we have set up “Book Garage” in about 19 streets at Dhaka, Jamalpur, Tangail, and Chittagong, where children can take the books, read them, and after reading them, bring them back and borrow new books. Book Garage aims to increase literacy gradually and inspire the children currently out of school to keep reading and learning. This project is funded by Global Youth Mobilization and conducted with the help of the Big 6 Organization, United Nations Foundation, and World Health Organization (WHO).
5. We have an online library with our own created content, a YouTube channel, and online classes (Reading Secrets- to help develop reading skills and storytelling with our Puppet character “Vulu”). We have aired more than 300 live classes from our Facebook page and have more than 100 educational content videos on our YouTube channel.
6. On 9th February 2022, we started an after school program “স্কুলের বাইরে শেখা” at Dharmatala, Jessore, with school facilities and all kinds of disadvantaged children. Here 15 volunteers are teaching children using our designed curriculum.
Grow Your Reader Foundation is an organization which works for ensuring quality education among children having own created curriculum, teachers’ training facilities and library stations.
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