Archive for September, 2012

Notes from the Field

In Remote Sabah, Books Can Help Reduce Isolation

September 5, 2012

I recently took a trip into the heart of Malaysian Borneo to visit some of the most remote schools that The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia serves. Borneo is a large island located north of Java, Indonesia. In the spring of 2011, we started a partnership with PACOS Trust…

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Notes from the Field

Neil Armstrong, Southeast Asia, and International Literacy Day

September 5, 2012

Like many, I was saddened to learn of Neil Armstrong’s death in August. He was 82. When Mr. Armstrong made his “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” I was a 12-year-old boy growing up in New Jersey.

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Video

VIDEO: Storytime Campaign Reaches 2 Million Children Across Asia

September 5, 2012

In the lead-up to International Literacy Day on September 8, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program launched Storytime in Asia, a month-long campaign that celebrates the transformative power of children’s books by providing critically needed reading material to some of the world’s poorest students.

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Featured

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed Speaks at World Affairs Council

September 5, 2012

This week, The Asia Foundation welcomes Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Visiting Fellow Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of BRAC, the largest development organization in the world dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor to bring about change in their own lives. The work of BRAC reaches an estimated 126 million people in 11 countries. On […]

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