The Asia Foundation (TAF) in Bangladesh and UNESCO Dhaka Office have announced partnership, marking the International Day of Education 2021 that falls on January 24.
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 utilising local resources and promoting reading among the children and youths 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, said the UN office in Dhaka on Saturday.
Incorporating the subject of cultural heritage into storybooks can be a useful tool to equip children and youths 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”.
Source: United News of Bangladesh