bKash Limited, the leading Mobile Financial Service provider in the country provided 38,000 books to facilitate the ‘Nationwide Enrichment (Book Reading) Program’ of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro.
Major General Sheikh Md Monirul Islam (retd), Chief External & Corporate Affairs Officer of bKash, handed over the books to Abdullah Abu Sayeed, Founder Chairman and Chief Executive of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro at a simple ceremony held at conference room of the Bishwo Shahitto Kendro on Monday (February 27, 2017).
Around 30,000 students from class VI to X of 400 schools are expected to read the books provided by bKash this year. Under the program, each student will get an opportunity to read 12 to 16 books round the year. bKash has been associated with the initiatives since 2014 and provided around one lakh books to the book reading program in the past three years.
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 38 years with a dream of buildingan enlightened society. The nationwide enrichment program (Book Reading) is the most prominent program of the organisation in this regard. 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, s International Finance Corporation of World Bank Group and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, offers complete mobile financial services to the common people of Bangladesh.