March 19, 2008 — Years ago, Bat-erdene, a sheep herder’s son, left his rugged, remote village in Eastern Mongolia to study literature. During college, he discovered English-language textbooks donated by Books for Asia — and vowed to help young people in his village learn English, as well. Now an official in the provincial government, he personally oversees the long distance Books for Asia deliveries for the children of Chuluunkhoroot.
Since 1954, Books for Asia, The Asia Foundation’s longest running program, has been committed to the belief that knowledge and education are critical for Asian nations to advance their citizens and societies. Books for Asia puts nearly one million up-to-date books and resources of the highest quality into the hands of students, teachers, and librarians in 17 Asian countries each year.
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