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Notes from the Field

From Pakistan: Delivering Books to Peshawar and Quetta

May 28, 2008

In March, I traveled to Quetta and Peshawar to oversee the distribution of 15,000 books to the University of Balochistan and the University of Peshawar. Books can annihilate a sense of distance, whether between people or places. In Pakistan, donations from Books for Asia (BFA) ” amounting to 2.5 million books since 1954 — have […]

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From Thailand: Pondok Students Learn In and Outside the Classroom

April 30, 2008

Nakmeen Waeming is a 14-year-old student who dreams of becoming a diplomat. “In the future I would like to be Thailand’s ambassador to Malaysia and work on border issues between the two countries.” To achieve her goals, Nakmeen understands that having foreign language proficiency, in particular English, is an essential part of her future. Yet […]

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