With schools closed nationwide and restrictions on social gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, several initiatives are being taken to keep children meaningfully engaged at home. The Bhutan foundation launched three e-books with an objective to engage children at home while at the same time raise awareness on snow leopard and conservation efforts in the region.
The e-books titled Who am I?, Snow Leopard and Norbu the Cat, and Ap Nado’s Calf are available in both Dzongkha and English versions.
All the stories in the books revolve around snow leopards. The books were initially developed and distributed as reading materials for school children living in highland communities of the snow leopard areas in Bhutan. The books were developed in partnership with the Royal Educational Council.
The e-books can be downloaded from : bhutanfound.org/e-book-primary-readers/