UNESCO’s Launching Event for Children Books on Traditional Games under cooperation between the Asia Foundation Bangladesh
In a joint collaboration, The Asia Foundation and UNESCO Dhaka Office held the virtual Launching Event for Children Books on Traditional Games on Wednesday, 15 December 2021.
The event is part of the celebration of Bangladesh’s National Day marking 50 years of the Independence and the celebrations of the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman supported by UNESCO at it’s 40th General Conference.
The Asia Foundation in Bangladesh and UNESCO Dhaka Office joined forces to produce and disseminate books and reading materials focused on cultural heritage of Bangladesh, and to promote reading among children and youth of Bangladesh.
As an outcome of this partnership, 11 books were prepared in an age appropriate manner on the Traditional Games of Bangladesh under the theme of ‘’Let’s Read about Heritage’’. The contents was developed by reputed children book writers and illustrators under the overall guidance of the Asia Foundation and UNESCO Dhaka Office, presenting traditional games of Bangladesh for children as an expression of cultural identity and living heritage of Bangladesh. The books were approved and highly appreciated by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) and Bangladesh National Commission for UNESCO (BNCU).
The e-book versions of the 11 books for Children on Traditional Games are publicly available free of charge on the Asia Foundation’s Let’s Read’s Digital library: https://reader.letsreadasia.org/all/new
Children, Parents, Students, Teachers and Caregivers can download the books free of charge to their smartphones, tablets, or other digital devices. Thus enabling their children to learn at and from home, and giving them a chance to learn the expression of cultural identity and living heritage of Bangladesh.