Current Works

  • 2017-  MBAPF partners with Ministry of Education, Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, Myanmar Library Association and RoomToRead to revitalize the school libraries in Myanmar.  As a pilot, 45 schools are chosen to refurbish their libraries, stock them with latest books, introduce library management system including monitoring and evaluation procedure and capacity building to the school librarians will be done within 2 years.  The project was launched on 10th November 2017 and main stream media, MITV and 7Days News cover the project.

  • 2017 February to November

    UNESCO and LIFT sponsored “Communication for Sustainable Livelihoods and Food Security Project”

    MBAPF won the competitive bidding of UNESCO’s sponsored project on “Communication for Sustainable Livelihoods and Food Security”.  The funding was sponsored by LIFT (Livelihood and Food Security Trust Fund).  Under this project, MBAPF has to customized a Curriculum and Toolkit on Information Literacy, Digital Literacy and Communication for Development.  Full curriculum is localized into Myanmar language.This project will cover training to 1,000 people from Ministry of Information, Ministry of Agriculture, Livelihood, Fisheries and Rural Development, Yezin Agricultural University and Agricultural Extension workers from NGOs”

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  • 2017 January to December Data for Democracy Myanmar Project

    The data for Democracy learning model is being developed as part of the Data for Democracy Project (D4D), led in Myanmar by the The Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation (MBAPF), with support from the University of Washington’s Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) and the Tableau Foundation.Over the past 12 months, the D4D project has explored the use of data by various organizations in Myanmar, with the goal of understanding possible contributing factors that would better enable organizations in the country to generate, curate, consume, and utilize data for more effective decision making.A key aspect of the project is developing a learning model to address organizations’ data cultures, practices, policies, and skills. The model will be based on current theory of data lifecycles and data literacy, but developed to be applicable to the Myanmar context and extensible to different organization types.

  • Tech Age Girls Myanmar

    2016 onwards : Launched Tech Age Girls Myanmar which train 16-20 year old girls with ICT and soft skills. Initial one-year project with 20 libraries was supported by IREX in 2016.  We have received grant from ISIF’s Community Impact Grant and Microsoft to continue the project in 2017 by supcporting additional 20 libraries under our project title, “Equal Access to Information Society in Myanmar”.

  • Mobile Information Literacy project

    2015- until now: Launched Mobile Information Literacy project” which is a collaboration between TASCHA and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and part of the Information Strategies for Societies in Transition Program from University of Washington.  It is being sponsored by USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft and Tableau Foundation. Developed Mobile Information Literacy curriculum to librarians, civil servants, civil societies, research firms and students. These training are being monitored and evaluated by United Nation University.  Details of MIL M&E can be read here. Due to the success of this project, we have received additional grant from ISIF and Microsoft to continue this important training through community libraries under “Equal Access to Information Society in Myanmar”.

  • Beyond Access Myanmar project

    2014- until now : Launched Beyond Access Myanmar project which is offering hundreds of public libraries with internet access and tablets with sponsorship from Beyond Access, Ooredoo Myanmar and Ministry of Information. Initially 2014, 55 libraries were supported by Ooredoo Myanmar but from early 2017 onward, 150 libraries have received digital devices (tablets and laptops) and out of 150, 90 libraries have got free internet which is being sponsored by Ooredoo Myanmar. Current Beyond Access Myanmar Map can be found here.

  • Dariu Foundation

    2014- until now : Work with Dariu Foundation to set up (17) Dariu mobile schools which are offering basic ICT skills.

  • Microsoft IT Academy

    2015- until now : Launched Microsoft IT Academy across the country.  Received IT academy curriculum and 162 tablets from Microsoft under Mobile Information Literacy Project

  • Landscape survey of public libraries

    2013: Conduct nationwide landscape survey of public libraries in Myanmar with The Asia Foundation

  • Nargis Library Recovery

    2008-2015: Collaborated with Nargis Library Recovery to bring a million books donated by Thrift Books, Half-Price Books plus dozens of institutional and individual contributors