Books for Asia
We put brand-new books and digital content into the hands of students, educators, and leaders in 20 countries. Through technology initiatives and book donations, we help infuse students with a love of reading essential for literacy; build knowledge in the business, legal, and science professions; sharpen vocational and research ability; and enhance language skills to compete in the global economy.
Last year, we convened nearly 20 publishers, editors, writers, and young technologists in Phnom Penh, for Cambodia’s first children’s e-book hackathon, part of our Let’s Read! initiative to use technology to stimulate reading. By the end of the day, participants had created engaging, original children’s content in electronic format, all in the Khmer language. Hackathons have the potential to invigorate children’s book creation in countries where few children’s books are published. Using a collaborative model in publishing lowers development and production costs and dramatically compresses the turnaround time. With support from a leading Cambodian telecom company, 2017 hackathons will incubate even more publishing talent and expand the quality and diversity of local children’s books.
BOOKS FOR ASIA NEWS
Junior Associate, Books for Asia
April 20, 2018
The Asia Foundation’s Vietnam Country Representative Receives Distinguished Service Award from Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Sport & Tourism
December 28, 2017
Asia Foundation Announces YBM Support to Expand Let’s Read! in Asia
December 19, 2017
Asia Foundation Celebrated as 2017 Library of Congress ‘Program Best Practice Honoree’
November 30, 2017
Asia Foundation Partners with Starbucks Cambodia on ‘Give Good’ Storybook Campaign
November 29, 2017
Photo Blog: Building a Children’s Digital Library in Indonesia
September 20, 2017
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