The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation

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Books for Asia

Books for Asia expands opportunities for individuals, communities, and nations by putting brand-new books and digital content in English and local languages into the hands of students, educators, and local and national leaders in 20 countries. We empower future and current Asian leaders with information because we know an educated population is better equipped to fight poverty, injustice, and instability. Through donations and technology initiatives, we help infuse young students with an early love of reading essential for literacy; build knowledge in the business, legal, and science professions; sharpen vocational and research ability; and enhance much needed English-language skills to compete in the global economy. Read Program Overview.

Let’s Read! Project

Books for Asia, in partnership with Library For All, is launching Let's Read!, a project that uses low-cost technology to enable underprivileged children to attain the most essential of childhood experiences – the magic of becoming lost in a story. We are piloting the project in Cambodia and Mongolia, where we've equipped schools and mobile libraries with tablets loaded with storybooks in local language and English using Library For All's cloud-based library platform.

Let’s Read! Cambodia news release
Let’s Read! Mongolia news release
Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign


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Donate your excess stock. Learn more about the benefits of joining Books for Asia.

Individuals, Groups & Companies

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Find out how you can help. Whether you're a concerned individual, member of a service club, or a corporate responsibility manager, you can help make a difference.

Individuals and Groups

Book drive and fundraising guide

About Books for Asia

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Learn more about our work in support of education in developing areas of Asia.

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Online Educational Resources

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Find the latest free online educational services, information on discounted database access for developing countries, and other tools to help your school or library on the Online Resources page.

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