September 13, 2013 —
SLIDESHOW: A Storybook Partnership
In developing countries, one of the impediments to early childhood education is the availability of high-quality, age-appropriate reading material in local languages. Children’s book publishing is limited by the lack of specialized skills among local publishers, authors, and illustrators, and a consumer base that can afford extracurricular books. To address this gap, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program and Room to Read are partnering to expand access to compelling and culturally relevant early reading material to children in under-served communities throughout developing Asia. A collection of photos from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka where the project is slated to begin can be found here.