- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - An antiquated library at a university in Myanmar is getting a boost from Indiana University.

IU’s Kelley School of Business is donating more than 1,900 books to Yangon University of Economics as part of renovations at the IU school’s undergraduate building.

Jonathan Crum, business manager for the Kelley Institute for International Business, told The Herald-Times (https://bit.ly/1wGQ4LL ) that many faculty members had cleared out books from their extensive personal libraries ahead of the renovations to Hodge Hall. Nearly 80 boxes of teaching manuals and books focusing on business and economics are ready to be sent to long-isolated Myanmar, which is also known as Burma.

The relationship with Yangon is part of a three-year Global Development Alliance project that also includes Hewlett-Packard and other agencies. Kelley received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development for the project.

Its goal is to help Yangon increase its teaching capabilities and help small- to medium-sized businesses in Myanmar.

Crum said several Kelley faculty members have visited Yangon or plan to. One of Yangon’s leaders will visit Kelley in January.

“We want to make a difference,” he said.


Information from: The Herald Times, https://www.heraldtimesonline.com

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