Grameenphone’s commitment to supporting SDG #10 has specific goals to use our connectivity in to reducing inequalities through scalable and sustainable Education Initiatives.
Supporting Book Reading Program
“Alor Pathshala” (School of Enlightenment) is the first online book reading program launched by Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (BSK) with the support of Grameenphone on 19 March 2014. Under the service, students get the opportunity to read online local and international classics published by the BSK. Till the end of 2017, the site has had a total of 1,134,717 books downloaded and more than 1,2 15,605 visitors. In pursuit of creating an enlightened nation, Grameenphone has also supported the School Book Reading Program of BSK where over 220,000 students participated from 1534 schools across the country and over 43,000 students were recognized for their book reading habits.
Grameenphone has been a partner to JAAGO in bringing Online School concept since 2011 where teachers take classes using video conferencing technology in ten remote schools across the country. Today there are 1200 students studying in ten Online Schools for free.