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Books for Asia: 1 Million Books, 18 Countries, Countless Lives Changed – An Informational Conference Call

October 9, 2009 — On Wednesday, October 7, The Asia Foundation’s private fundraising teams, spearheaded by Corporate and Foundation Relations Director Nayna Agrawal, hosted an informational discussion featuring our flagship program, Books for Asia. The call provides an overview of Books for Asia, with a case study on our program in Sri Lanka. Speaking on the call were Books for Asia Director Melody Zavala; Books for Asia Sri Lanka Director Anton Nallathamby; Vijitha Ratnayake, Deputy Chief Corporate Officer of Sri Lanka Telecom, a major corporate donor to the Books for Asia Sri Lanka program; and Steve Zimmerman, Chief Operating Officer of Room to Read, a Books for Asia partner in multiple countries.

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The one-hour call was recorded and is included here for you to listen in. For questions or further information, please contact Nayna Agrawal at

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