Grow Your Reader Foundation started its journey with a concrete vision to ensure the right creative learning environment that will build their innate Reader to become a leader. As a result, Grow Your Reader Foundation’s first station at Gawair Nabin Government Primary School began with only 216 books in both English and Bangla in 2016
Reading plays a crucial role in children’s overall development. It is a highly immersive experience that allows them to use their imagination and curiosity and makes their minds come alive. However, sadly, the Bangladeshi community has not yet established an entirely reader-friendly environment. For a start, many Bangladeshi schools have a very limited number of fictional stories in their curriculum, and in dwelling on or stressing over school pressures, children often do not find the time to pick up books outside of the classrooms. In addition, most bookstores in Dhaka are decorative stationery shops that mainly sell textbooks and a handful of mainstream fiction books. More importantly, the underprivileged children in our community rarely find any opportunity to develop reading habits. .
Within the first two years of its inception, the response to Grow Your Reader Foundation proved to be widely positive, which inspired us to broaden their project across the city with more than 28 stations with 8500 readers and 10000 books across the country. In Dhaka, we have 16 library stations, including Mirpur, Dhanmondi, Badda, Uttara, Jurain. We have another 12 library stations located in Panchagarh.
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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