Announcement of Establishment of Partnership Between The Asia Foundation in Bangladesh and UNESCO Dhaka Office

On the occasion of International Day of Education 2021 (24 January 2021), The Asia Foundation (TAF) in Bangladesh and UNESCO Dhaka Office jointly announced the establishment of their partnership.

Through the partnership, The Asia Foundation in Bangladesh and UNESCO Dhaka Office aim to develop and strengthen reading materials including storybooks and carry out reading activities around the cultural heritage of Bangladesh utilizing local resources and promoting reading among children and youth of Bangladesh.

The project leverages imaginative and well-crafted storybooks which can play a critical role in the positive development of children and societies, allowing children to attain literacy as well as build their critical thinking skills. Incorporating the subject of cultural heritage into storybooks can be a useful tool to equip children and youth with a sense of belonging and identity while allowing them to learn about the rich cultural heritage of Bangladesh.

Within this context, The Asia Foundation in close cooperation and partnership with UNESCO Dhaka Office will produce original, high-quality, interesting, engaging, and relatable children’s books on a variety of Cultural Heritage related topics under the theme of “Let’s Read about Heritage”.

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