Bangladesh Shishu Academy and Save the Children in Bangladesh have signed a Memorandum of Un-derstanding (MoU), aiming to adopt the learning through-play approach countrywide.
Through this MoU, it is expected that Bangladesh Shishu Academy will take the lead in creating a ‘learning through playing’ environment for the children in Bangladesh with the support of Championing Play project of Save the Children funded by the Lego Foundation, reads a media release.
On Wednesday, an event of an MoU signing was held at Bangladesh Shishu Academy premises.
Aarathi Vinodh, the Education Sector Director of Save the Children welcomed the guests and Shaheen Islam, Project Director shared the objectives of the Championing Play project and its main tasks.
The Championing Play project in Gaibandha provides schools and homes with a bag called ‘Magic Bag’ which contains various play materials and is used by children to play with, in order to introduce play-based learning to children.
Under this MoU, Save the Children in Bangladesh will supply ‘Magic Bags’ to 71 learning centers of Shishu Academy, it said.
Save the Children’s Championing Play Project will also provide orientation to Bangladesh Shishu Acad-emy officials to ensure the effective use of play materials, it added.
President of the event, Director General of Bangladesh Shishu Academy, Children’s Literary Anjeer Li-ton said, “We have expressed interest in using Save the Children’s championing play project ‘Magic Bag’ in the pre-primary centers of Bangladesh Shishu Academy. It will make children’s childhood easy and beautiful. I hope this joint work will continue in the future.”
Lucky Inam, the chairman of Bangladesh Shishu Academy and prominent drama personality, was pre-sent as the chief guest at the MoU signing ceremony.
Save the Children’s Championing Play Project Manager, Rehnuma Akhtar, and Championing Play Pro-ject Officer, Janelle Gomez were also present on the occasion.