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Asia Foundation, UNESCO to work jointly to promote heritage among children

Published : 24 Jan 2021 09:18 PM | Updated : 25 Jan 2021 01:49 AM

BSS, Dhaka 

The Asia Foundation (TAF) in Bangladesh and UNESCO Dhaka Office has announced a partnership to produce some books on ‘Heritage’ aiming to promote reading habits among the children and youth marking International Education Day-2021.

Through the partnership, they 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”, said a press release.

Their main goal is to develop and strengthen reading materials including storybooks and carry out reading activities about the cultural heritage of Bangladesh utilizing local resources, said a press release.  

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.