Boys Baithak Book Club

‘Boys Baithak Book Club, an initiative by is a program where caring male adults from the community lead reading and discussion sessions for young boys, known as ‘Chotay Sahibaan’.

The program leverages the existing capabilities of literate community men to read stories aloud to boys in their neighborhoods. This initiative helps children become independent readers while boosting young men’s confidence and self-efficacy. By bringing stories to boys in underprivileged communities and engaging them in enjoyable story-listening experiences, the program highlights the value of reading for pleasure and strengthens emotional bond between male readers and the boys, creating a supportive, safe and nurturing environment that values literacy, fosters a culture of reading, and personal growth.