Setting up a village school library in Myanmar

If you were asked to help set up a new school library in a new primary school building in a farming village outside Mandalay, and you wouldn’t be able to visit the site until the day before the new school’s grand opening, how would you tackle it?  That was the challenge proposed to me last…

Fwd: Food for thought re: community outreach opportunity for ISLN

———- Forwarded message ———-From: Sarah Torrible <storrible@cis.edu.sg>Date: Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 8:37 AMSubject: Food for thought re: community outreach opportunity for ISLN Happy New Year everyone!! From: Big Brother Mouse <bigbrothermouse@yahoo.com> Date: January 10, 2012 PM 12:08:41 GMT+08:00 To: info@bigbrothermouse.com Subject: A village that wanted a book Good morning! This newsletter is shorter than…

Do you need a place to donate used books?

In the past, I have talked about Marianna Pascal’s work with needy children in Johor Bahru.  She has worked closely with our school for many years and has distributed hundreds upon hundreds of gently used children’s books and elementary chapter books to needy schools, orphanages, children on plantations, and more.  She is continually expanding her…

SIPAR in Cambodia

SIPAR, an organization of international solidarity, founded in 1982, is an active participant in the educational field, combating illiteracy among young people and adults through promotion of books and reading. In a country where 45% of the population is illiterate, 40% is under 15.SIPAR’s mission is to fight illiteracy, a source of poverty : Education builds…

The Island Foundation, Bintan

“Our initial steps have included building a library with both English and Bahasa books. The theme of this library is books that are suitable for children and books about the environment. To help fund the cost of this library we plan to publish two books written by PDA staff (and translated by us) that we…

Big Brother Mouse in Lao

See their website. “We’re Big Brother Mouse, a Lao-based, Lao-owned project. We started in 2006, publishing “books that make literacy fun!”Now we’re also publishing books that provide older readers with access to the information, ideas, and pleasure people in many countries take for granted.”

Open Book in Phnom Penh

 Open Book (Au Livre Ouvert in the original French — just ask Google to translate the page for you), an open library (Reading Room) for children in Phnom Penh, is the project of Catherine Cousins, who lives in Singapore now. Catherine works closely with picture book author Frederick Lipp (The Caged Birds of Phnom Penh, and Running Shoes) and publishes his…