The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia Distributes 8,000 Books in Timor-Leste
Dili, July 16, 2010 — Today, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program in Timor-Leste launched a book drive to distribute 8,000 books across the country. Recipients include 223 local organizations in the Timor-Leste districts of Dili, Liquiça, Ermera, Maliana, Baucau, and Aileu. Over the next six weeks, the program will distribute new textbooks and general reading materials to schools, public libraries, universities, local NGOs, and government agencies.
“The Books for Asia program in Timor-Leste is proud to work with local community groups to highlight the transformative power of books and community libraries,” said Hugo Fernandes, Program Manager BFA. “Through this donation of books, we hope to cultivate a strong culture of reading to foster life-long learning in an environment with limited educational resources.”
Since 2003, Books for Asia Timor-Leste has distributed more than 81,000 books donated by American publishers to local institutions across all of Timor Leste’s 13 districts.
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