bKash, Bishwo Shahitto Kendro expand book reading program at Khulna Government Girls High School

April 11, 2017 Dhaka

Aiming to build enlightened human beings through book reading, Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, partnering with bKash Limited, the leading mobile financial service provider in the country, today expanded its book reading program at Khulna Government Girls High School.

On the occasion, bKash Ltd. Head of Corporate Affairs, Saber Sharif along with the Director of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, Sharif Md. Masood handed over the books to the students of the school.

Among others T M Zakir Hossain,Director of Secondary & Higher Education Khulna Zone and Principal, Farhana Naz of the school were present during the occasion.

bKash has been supporting the ‘Nationwide Enrichment (Book Reading) Program’ ofBishwo Shahitto Kendro since 2014 and provided around 140, 000 books to the program including 38,000 in 2017.  

bKash believes in the philosophy of improving the lives of the common mass by providing mobile financial services at an affordable cost, in most secured and convenient way. The focus is to bring the unbanked population into formal financial activities to help the economy of Bangladesh at large. In conformity with its effort, bKash believes that the society can be enlightened through well-read people who would have broadened vision to contribute in different fields of development of the country. In its persistent effort to see the infusion of ‘Enlightenment’ and ‘Development’, bKash would continue to support the initiative of ‘Book Distribution’ of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro in the years to come.

Bishwo Shahitto Kendro has been carrying out various outreach programs for school and college students in the last 39 years with a dream of building an enlightened society. The nationwide enrichment program (Book Reading) is the most prominent program of the organisation with raging success. Currently, the book reading program covers around 200,000 students of 2,000 educational institutions across the country. 

Launched in 2011, bKash, a joint venture of BRAC Bank, US based Money in Motion, International Finance Corporation of World Bank Group and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, offers complete mobile financial services to the common people of Bangladesh.