Last update 3/29/2011 11:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
  

Mobile library on truck for Hanoi’s poor kids

VietNamNet Bridge – For the first time a truck carrying Internet-connected computers, 1500 books, teaching-aid tools and toys will travel to disadvantaged communes in Hanoi to serve nearly 4,000 students for three years.


The Singaporean International Foundation has launched the “Mobile Library – Wheel of Knowledge” project, which will be carried out for three years in ten suburban communes, which are 25-80km from Hanoi’s center.

The mobile library is equipped with over 1500 book titles in Vietnamese and English, toys, educational games, teaching-aid tools, etc. from Singaporean companies, and six computers with Internet connection. The truck will go to ten suburban communes in Hanoi on Saturday and Sunday.

The ten poor communes include Phú Nghĩa, Bạch Thạch, Nồi, Thắng Tri, Lương Châu, Chu Sơn, Hoàng Xá, Đại Đồng, Phù Lưu Tế and Nam Hồng, where most families earn less than VND900,000 ($45) a month.

The truck will go to schools or local cultural houses to serve pupils.

According to the project developers, Singaporean International Foundation and the Hanoi Library, around 4,000 kids will benefit from this project in three years.

Jean Tan, Executive director of the Singaporean International Foundation, hopes that the project will be the bridge and inspiration to build a reading culture among children.

Teachers can search for information and toys from the Internet to enrich their lectures.

Children can watch cartoons or play educational games on computers.

Volunteers from Keppel Land and the Singaporean International Foundations organize games for kids.

Source: VNE

 
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