Our affiliates in Asia form the connective strand that allows ILA to weave a broad and deep network of literacy leaders. In many cases, this network also provides a grassroots local connection for our international projects and a catalyst for activities that respond to their communities' specific needs. Many ILA activities in the region are coordinated by the International Development in Asia Committee. To contact them, e-mail Priti Sachdev,

Learn more about ILA's activities and projects in Asia. Contact ILA or an affiliate listed below for more information.

Asia Region Affiliates

National Affiliates

Afghanistan Reading and Social Association (ARSA)
Rahimullah, President
Main Office: Suite # 24
Urooj Plaza, Kart-e-Char
Kabul, Afghanistan
Saeedullah, Project Manager

Bangladesh Reading Association
Kazi Rafiqul Alam, Chairman
House No. 19, Road No. 12
Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209
800 28115909
Nafiz Uddin Khan, Project Manager
880 1711960899

CNU Reading Association
Room 602, Department of English Education
College of Foreign Languages
Capital Normal University
Beijing, 100089
Miao SUN, IDAC Member
880 1711960899

Hong Kong (SAR of China)
Hong Kong Reading Association
Lornita Wang, President

Reading Association of India (RAI)
Dr. S. Y. Shah, Executive Director

Indonesian Literacy Association
Rahmat Putra Yudha, President
Jalan Karangan Blok D No 9
Komplek Untan, Pontianak
West Kalimantan 78124

Perhimpunan Baca-Tulis Masyarakat (PBTM) Indonesia
Richard Manuputty, President
Prodi Bah Inggris, Kampus PGSD Unpatti
Jln. Dr. Tamaela, Ambon 97001

Japan Reading Association
Yuji Fujimori, President
Sachiko Adachi, Director of International Affairs

Malaysian Reading Association
Ambigapathy Pandian, President

Sindh-Balochistan Reading Council
Zafar Yasin, President

Reading Association of the Philippines
Rosalyn G. Mirasol, President
Flora Anne R. Alfonso, Vice President
Publications: RAP Journal, RAPporteur (newsletter)

Society for Reading and Literacy, Singapore
Kiang-Koh Lai Lin, President
Kheng Min Ma, Vice President
Ng Chiew Hong, Secretary
SRL Secretariat
16 Raffles Quay, #41-01A Hong Leong Building
Singapore 048581
Publication: SRL News Magazine

Taiwan (Republic of China)
Taiwan Reading Association
Professor Chao-chen Chen
President, Taiwan Reading Association
Graduate Institute of Library and Information Studies
National Taiwan Normal University
Phone: 886-2-77345432

Thailand Literacy Association
Dr. Namtip Wipawin, President
Publication: Reading Journal

Northern Thailand Reading Association (NTRA)
Thinking Classroom Foundation 29/8
Teparak Road, T-Chang Phuek, A-Muang Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50300
(+66) 53-216 728
(+66) 86911-5711
Dr. Thein Lwin, President
(66) 53 216 728 (Thailand)
(95) 973255563 (Myanmar)

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