Books for Asia Fund
Books change lives. When you give to The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia Fund you are empowering children with literacy, creating opportunities for higher learning, and educating future leaders in 19 countries, from Afghanistan to Vietnam. Books crackle with ideas and theories – they shape and hone young people's imaginations, critical thinking skills, and their understanding of the world, and are powerful tools to combat poverty and inspire positive, long-lasting change.
In a region that is home to about two-thirds of the world's illiterate population, children's books are essential to achieving early childhood literacy and the education of Asia's next generation.
Share your love of books with those who need them the most!
Donate to the Books for Asia Fund.
SPECIAL CAMPAIGN: Books for Myanmar
Colorful, illustrated storybooks in local languages are scarce in Myanmar. To meet this need, Books for Asia has partnered with a local publisher to translate, print, and distribute children's books from top American publishers. Not only will these books enrich some of the first experiences children will have with reading, but they will also help cultivate a market for high-quality early reading material and build local capacity for translated works. In the future, we hope to expand this project to support workshops for local authors, illustrators, and publishers in creating their own content. Donate to the Books for Myanmar Fund.
ANY AMOUNT CAN HELP
Your support makes a difference:
• $25 can provide a rural classroom in Mongolia with a box of brand-new storybooks.
• $75 can supply a university in Vietnam with textbooks containing the latest research in science.
• $150 can equip teaching hospitals in Pakistan with current medical textbooks.
Contributions to the Books for Asia Fund meet a wide range of critical needs including delivering high quality books to the most remote regions and strenthening infrastructure and staff in schools, universities, and community libraries.
You can also host your own book drive or fundraiser. Learn more.