The British Council in collaboration with HSBC has embarked on a project to foster reading in children, by engaging them and their respective teachers and families in a series of activities, community events and competitions based on reading.
The first HSBC Kids Read Community Event will be held in Colombo on 26 September 2015 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute Gardens from 09.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.
The second community event will be held in Kandy on 03 October 2015 at the E.L. Senanayake Children's Library, Kotugodella Veediya, Kandy from 09.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.
Through HSBC Kids Read Community Events, the project hopes to encourage children to read stories and thus adopt the reading habit. These events are open to the public and parents are invited to bring their children to participate in them. Local schools will also be encouraged to send groups of pupils. British Council English teachers and HSBC volunteers will work together to deliver workshops which foster the love of books. Children and parents can participate in a morning of storytelling and other events connected to books.
For any enquiries, please contact British Council Customer Services on +94 11 7521521.
Community events are open to the public and admission is free.