05 Oct

Books for Asia program supports Values4All in the East

Date : 10/05/2019
Time : 01:15 PM

The Values4all program has received continuous support from The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program, which disseminated the curriculum through its island-wide network of schools and public libraries. Books for Asia is The Asia Foundation’s longest running program working across 20 countries in Asia. This program donates high quality English language books and journals to readers of all ages and at all levels of learning. In Sri Lanka, the program also donates publications in local languages and past papers with model answers for public examinations. Nearly nine million people have benefited from donations each year through Books for Asia. Since the inception of the Values4all program, Books for Asia has extended support by donating the Values Curriculum to several public libraries and local schools in the Eastern province. Each of these institutions were presented with a curriculum, which consists of seven activity booklets and a training manual, during special book donation events conducted by Books for Asia. Director for the Books for Asia program (Sri Lanka), Mr. Anton Nallathamby has been instrumental in ensuring curricula packs are personally presented to each school and public library and promoting the Values4all mobile app and its trilingual website. A total of eleven public schools and seven public libraries in the Eastern province received the Values4all curriculum. Public libraries in Sammanthurai, Nintavur, Karaitheevu, Pandiruppu, Natpittimunai, Sainthamaruthu and Kalmunai areas and the following schools were the recipients; Wesley High School - Kalmunai, Al-Manar Central College - Maruthamunai, Al-Hamra Vidyalayam - Maruthamunai, Al-Madeena Vidyalayam - Maruthamunai, Navalar Vidyalam - Pandiruppu, Al-Hikma Junior School - Maruthamunai, Pulavarmany Maha Vidyalayam - Periyaneelavanai and Saraswathy Vidyalayam Periyaneelavanai. The Values4all program is grateful to Mr. Nallathamby for his continuous support. For more information on Books for Asia visit