The Asia Foundation Distributes More Than 300,000 Children’s Books to Asia
Quality Texts Address Critical Education Deficit
The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program is contributing more than 300,000 children’s books to eight Asian countries. Schools, community libraries, and child care centers in Afghanistan, Indonesia, Mongolia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand will receive the brand-new books donated by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company that were procured by Brother’s Brother Foundation, a Pittsburgh-based charity, which provides medical supplies, textbooks, food, seeds, and other humanitarian supplies to people around the world.
Eight shipping containers departed the United States in May with the donation, with two more containers to follow. Upon arrival, Books for Asia staff sort each shipment and work with local partners to ensure that the books are delivered to schools, reading centers, and libraries with the greatest need.
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