Press release of winners click here
Representatives of the two winning organizations received the awards in person from the European Bureau Chief of the Asahi Shimbun, Mr Hirohito Ohno.
President of the 2008 Jury, Elda Nogueira gave the laudacio for the two winners.
Projects nominated by the IBBY Section of
- Australia: SLAV / KwaZulu Natal Support Project, South Africa
- Canada: Biblionef, South Africa
- Czech Republic: Bedrich Benes Buchlovan Library: The Night with Andersen, Czech Republic
- India and supported by IBBY Nepal: Village Library Project, Society for All Round Development (SARD), India
- Japan: Action with Lao Children, Laos
- Netherlands: Grupo Cerro Largo de Promoción de la Lectura, Uruguay
- Palestine and supported by Sweden: National Reading Campaign, Tamer Institute for Community Education, Palestine
- Spain: Fundación Taller de Letras Jordi Sierra i Fabra, Colombia
- Switzerland and supported by Germany and the Netherlands: Editions Bakame, Books for Children in Rwanda
- UK: The Akili Trust Reading Development Project, Kenya
- USA: Lubuto Library Project, Zambia