Twenty years ago, there were hardly any children’s books; children were never read to; and in the poorer areas, where both parents had to work long days to make a living, the young children were often dropped off at childcare centers that had hardly any resources available. Through education of the public, the setting up of libraries, training of teachers, and lobbying in government, Thailand changed its idea that young children don’t only need to be fed and clothed, but that it is very important to encourage them to start reading at a very young age, and to start learning through literature.
Today, Thailand is a country that fully supports early reading, children’s libraries, and children’s books. The TWA commenced through many innovative ways to promote reading and to educate the nation about children’s literature. As a result, we now can see many organizations supporting and acknowledging this philosophy. The media are covering a variety of stories regarding the importance of children’s reading, children’s literature, and children reading and enjoying books.
We assist all sectors involved, including private, public, and international organizations.
TWA experimented and learn upon various forms and designs of reading-based child development activities in both urban and rural contexts.
Conduct various training courses for teachers. care-givers, parents and government officers on reading promotion and project implementation.