The Asia Foundation donates 4040 books in Panchagarh

The Asia Foundation donates 4040 books in Panchagarh

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Dhaka – The Asia Foundation Bangladesh organized a book donation event on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Panchagarh Government Auditorium, Panchagarh, to donate approximately 4040 books worth 22 lakh taka to 20 local schools, including 8 girls’ schools to promote the role of books for developing reading habits and literacy among students and school teachers of the Panchagarh district. Kazi Shahid Foundation (KSF) has extended their friendly support to organize this event in Panchagarh. This book donation event will be a union of young readers, students, and teachers and The Asia Foundation Bangladesh where the role of books to build the future of Bangladesh has been emphasised.The Honorable Additional Deputy Commissioner of Panchagarh, Mohammad Mahmudul Alam attended the event as the Chief Guest. Ms. Sara Taylor, Deputy Country Representative of the Asia Foundation Bangladesh, and Ms. Momtaz Faruki Chowdhury, CEO, Kazi Shahid Foundation (KSF), Bikash Biswas, Deputy Collector of Nejarat, Mr. Jibdan Barman, Zila Madhomik Shikkha Officer were attend as Special Guests in this event.
The honorable Chief Guest and Special Guests spoke about the promoting book reading habit among the students and teachers and also encouraged to enhance  girls education through their speech.
To promote reading habit among the children The Asia Foundation will donate local language books along with English books. This initiative helped The Asia Foundation to reach underprivileged and grassroots area community student.
Books for Asia donates more than 50,000 new books annually to approximately 500 institutions in all of Bangladesh’s seven divisions, including all types of academic institutions, libraries and nonprofit and government offices with library facility .
About The Asia Foundation
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our programs address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century—governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation. In addition, our Books for Asia and professional exchanges are among the ways we encourage Asia’s continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.
Headquartered in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation works through a network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington, DC. Working with public and private partners, the Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals. In 2014, we provided more than $108 million in direct program support and distributed textbooks and other educational materials valued at over $11 million. – Press release

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