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Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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List Thumb A Improving Lives, Expanding Opportunities for 20 Years in Mongolia The Asia Foundation Mongolia is marking its 20th anniversary in Mongolia this year. As one of the first NGOs to be invited to Mongolia, the Foundation began implementing programs in 1990, formally opening its office in 1993....

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List Thumb A Picturing: A Storybook Partnership In developing countries, one of the impediments to early childhood education is the availability of high-quality, age-appropriate reading material in local languages. Children’s book publishing is limited by the lack of...

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List Thumb A Books for Asia Celebrates International Literacy Day 2012 The Asia Foundation marked International Literacy Day with story writing contests, teacher training workshops, book donations, and more in 12 countries. The events took place in capital cities as well as some of the most...

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List Thumb A Storytime in Asia Children everywhere are irresistibly drawn to the color and content of vibrant story books. But books that feed the imagination and inspire learning are beyond the reach of many children in developing Asia, home to 66 percent...

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List Thumb A Books for Asia: A Partner for Impact How does change happen? See how Books for Asia partners on innovative campaigns with corporations, foundations, and publishers to get books into the hands of those who need them most. To join us and make a positive change in...

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List Thumb A The Asia Foundation in China China's economic transformation presents challenges both for the country's rapidly changing society and for the government, which has undertaken reforms to promote the rule of law, curb pollution, and encourage more...

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List Thumb A Books for Asia Event Honors Publishers and Supporters in New York On March 29, 2012, The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia honored its partners at The Power of a Book reception in New York. Publishers, donors, Asian government representatives, and executives from the philanthropy, education,...

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List Thumb A Kabul ER: The Power of a Book In Afghanistan, physicians at training hospitals across the country struggle to update their skills and provide adequate care to patients because of a lack of equipment, materials, and up-to-date medical texts and reference...

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List Thumb A The Power of a Book in Sri Lanka As Sri Lanka emerges from a decades-long civil war, employment opportunities are rapidly shifting from the public to the private and technology sectors, where speaking English is required. But, for many Sri Lankans living in...

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List Thumb A Visit to Sri Rahula Vidyalaya School, Panadura, Sri Lanka Learning English has emerged as a key element in efforts to overcome divisions and economic hardships, and to foster inclusive growth and stability in Sri Lanka, a country emerging from a bloody, 30-year civil war. More...

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List Thumb A Educating Indonesia's Poorest To mark Indonesia's National Literacy Day on October 21, The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program distributed 3,250 books to almost 50 Community Learning Centers across Jakarta. Located in low-income neighborhoods, these...

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List Thumb A Afghanistan's Literacy Challenge In recent years, Afghanistan's battered education system has seen some progress - including more schools for boys and girls, and better access to critical resources such as books and classroom equipment. Yet, the nation's...

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List Thumb A Books for Asia Celebrates International Literacy Day Across Asia In celebration of International Literacy Day 2011, The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program held events across Asia, including a book stamping in Afghanistan; drawing and reading competitions and student performances in...

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List Thumb A Books to Bangladesh In Bangladesh's ancient capital, along the banks of the Meghna River, two groups of formerly nomadic people have settled. They have survived for decades without electricity, basic services, or access to schools. One made home...

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List Thumb A Bat-Erdene - Books for Asia Mongolia A slideshow about The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program, featuring Bat-Erdene of Mongolia.

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List Thumb A Yang - Books for Asia China A slideshow about The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program, featuring Yang of China.

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List Thumb A Samina - Books for Asia Pakistan A slideshow about The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program, featuring Samina of Pakistan.

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List Thumb A Pranorn - Books for Asia Thailand A slideshow about The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program, featuring Pranorn of Thailand.

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List Thumb A Celebrating Women of Asia Millions of women in Asia are on the rise - taking advantage of expanding economic and educational opportunities, political participation, increasing rights and influence within their societies. At the same time, others remain...

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List Thumb A Books for Asia Bangladesh (Bangla version) Lack of a skilled workforce in Bangladesh is impeding effective economic growth for the country - and key to developing a skilled workforce is creating an educated population with access to the information they need to gain...

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List Thumb A Shahed Kayes: A Dream for Bangladesh The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program is helping marginalized communities across Asia gain access to information by partnering with thousands of committed indigenous organizations such as Shahed Kayes' Subornogram...

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List Thumb A Books for Asia: Choose a Book. Change a Life. A Books for Asia campaign invited people to vote for their favorite children's storybooks, and copies of the winning book were delivered to one school each in Thailand, Bangladesh and Mongolia.

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List Thumb A Books for Asia Across Asia, English language skills are allowing young, motivated citizens to increase their income potential and to take on leadership roles in their communities. But access to English education is uneven, and for millions...

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List Thumb A Interview with Melody Zavala, Director of Books for Asia Melody Zavala is interviewed on the weekly PBS program Foreign Exchange.

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