The Asia Foundation

Creation of 380 children’s books in six local spoken and signed languages of Laos, Nepal and Papua New Guinea.

The Asia Foundation
A child reads a book from The Asia Foundation's Let's Read Digital Library.

Creation of 380 children’s books in six local spoken and signed languages of Laos, Nepal and Papua New Guinea.


Project Name

Let's Read Asia

Location Implemented

Laos, Nepal, Papau New Guinea

Technology Used

Software/Apps

Competition Entered

Begin With Books

Reading Skill Targeted

Foundational, Pre-Reading

Status

Winner

Collaborators/Partners

Bilum Books

The Challenge

Across Laos, Nepal and Papua New Guinea, the two prominent barriers to literacy are access to books and basic understanding of the importance of reading.

The Big Idea

The Asia Foundation will develop 380 children’s books in six local languages to be published under Creative Commons license on the GDL and the Let’s Read digital library. Over two years, TAF’s Let’s Read initiative will bring together local authors, illustrators, designers, language experts and volunteer translators to create and adapt early grade books for children in Lao, Tamang, Nepali Sign Language, Enga, Hiri Motu, and Tok Pisin.

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Website

https://asiafoundation.org/

Organization Type

Non Profit

Headquarters

San Francisco, Calif.