The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation
Addressing the Critical Issues Facing Asia - 60 Years
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Please note: Years listed represent the fiscal year in which the project took place. Projects from a completed fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) are typically added in the following Spring. Fiscal Year 2013 projects will be added in Spring, 2014.

Displaying 129 Projects

Projects : Books for Asia

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Mobile Libraries for Tsunami-Affected Communities

Establish mobile libraries with a selection of books in all three languages, audio visual equipment and other resources for use by tsunami-affected communities. Hambantota Pradeshiya Sabha; Hambantota Urban Council; Hikkaduwa Pradeshiya Sabha; Kattankudy Urban Council; Thirukkovil Pradeshiya Sabha.

2012

Access 4 Asia

Supporting a pilot project to enhance the ability of teachers to effectively utilize tablets supplied under the Government's "one tablet per child" policy and thereby improve the classroom curriculum, and to provide suitable applications to educate children in the English language and Climate Change.

Local Partners:

Books for Thailand Foundation; British Council; Change Fusion

2012

Books For Asia

Acquisition and distribution of 36,861 books and journals to 191 schools, universities, public libraries, and other institutions throughout China.

Local Partner:

China Education Publications Import and Export Corporation

2012

Books For Asia

Acquisition and distribution of 11,455 books and journals to major universities in North Korea.

Total Expenditures: $4,675

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Books For Asia

Since 2002, The Asia Foundation's BFA program has donated 410,000 books, journals, and other educational materials to nearly 2,000 institutes in all 34 provinces of Afghanistan including provincial schools, public libraries, universities, and teacher training centers in support of youth and adult literacy, and nongovernmental organizations and government ministries. In 2012, BFA donated a special collection of 1.2 million Hoopoe children storybooks on traditional Afghan tales in Dari, Pashto, and English to 548 schools in 33 provinces throughout Afghanistan. The Carnegie funds supported an ocean shipment, domestic transportation, and library-related activities.

Total Expenditures: $293,177

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Books For Asia

Acquisition and distribution of 41,618 books and journals to 101 schools, universities, public libraries, and other institutions throughout Cambodia.

Total Expenditures: $153,651

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Books For Asia

Acquisition and distribution of 6,163 children’s books, 10,318 university-level books, and lab equipment in five Indian states: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, and Tamil Nadu.

Local Partner:

Confederation of Indian Industry

Total Expenditures: $15,504

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Books For Asia

In 2012, Books for Asia Indonesia distributed approximately 50,999 books, with a focus on expanding coverage in remote and eastern Indonesia. Books were distributed through the networks of Syarief Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN) and Bakti (Eastern Indonesia Knowledge Exchange) as well as major universities across Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi. Further, through collaboration with the Association of Indonesian Municipalities (Apeksi) and the National Library Association, the Books for Asia program donated more than 11,000 books to public and village libraries across the archipelago. The program also worked with a number of local civil society organizations. Books for Asia also donated 5,000 children’s books to Taman Bacaan Pelangi, a civil society organization in Flores, and another 5,000 children’s books to Telkom’s Bakti Bagi Negeri program, a significant portion of which were supplied to the Indonesia Mengajar program.

2012

Books For Asia

Distribution of 38,152 books and journals to 416 organizations including schools, universities, public libraries, and other institutions throughout Mongolia.

Local Partners:

Schools, universities, public libraries and other institutions

Total Expenditures: $24,867

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
2012

Books for Asia

Acquisition and distribution of 21,764 books and journals to schools, universities, public libraries, and other institutions throughout Malaysia. The program received its second shipment to Sabah and is now completely self-funded.

Local Partner:

Partners of Community Organisations in Sabah (PACOS Trust)

Total Expenditures: $16,079

Funding Sources:
Congressional appropriation
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