Following nine years of engagement, Bkash has donated 33,600 books to the Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (BSK) initiative for national enrichment (book reading).
According to a news release, the books will be given out to pupils at schools around the nation that offer both Bangla and English as a second language.
On Sunday, Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed, the founder and CEO of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, received the books from Major General Sheikh Md Monirul Islam (retd), the chief external and corporate relations officer of Bkash.
As part of its commitment to corporate social responsibility, Bkash has been a partner with Bishwo Shahitto Kendro’s book reading initiative since 2014.
Nearly three million kids around the country have benefited from the project thanks to the approximately 300,000 books that Bkash has donated to about 4000 educational institutions.
It should be noted that Bkash has been involved with numerous programs to promote book reading ever since it was founded.
Since 2018, Bkash has participated in the Bangla Academy Ekushey Book Fair as the primary sponsor.
In addition, Bkash distributed 20,000 copies of the graphic novel series “Mujib” to 500 Bengali and English medium schools throughout the nation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bangabandhu’s birth and the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence and to inspire students with the ideals of the great leader Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Since 2019, Bkash has also provided support to Proyash, a school for special needs in Jessore.