In a ceremony at American Center Yangon today, the U.S. Embassy and The Asia Foundation donated more than 9,800 books to 131 institutions in Ayeyarwady, Bago, Tanintharyi, and Yangon Regions, as well as Kayin, Mon, and Rakhine States. Recipients include university and community libraries, public schools, government agencies, and NGO and political party libraries.
The Asia Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy and the Myanmar National Library, have been donating new, high-quality, English-language educational and children’s books to Myanmar institutions since 2007. Over the past 12 years, the U.S. Embassy and The Asia Foundation have donated more than 250,000 books to libraries and educational organizations across the country. This year, the U.S. Embassy and The Asia Foundation are donating more than 16,000 books to more than 200 educational institutions in Myanmar.