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Room to Read helps improve reading skill and culture to students

(BGO) – Room to Read (RtR) is a US-based non-governmental organization (NGO) licensed by Committee for Foreign NGO Affairs (COMINGO) to set up the representative office and run projects about educational development support in Vietnam since 2001. It has reached 17 provinces and cities nationwide, including the northern province of Bac Giang.  

In 2015, the provincial People’s Committee inked a coordination agreement with RtR to implement a programme that supports the language development for primary students and combined library.

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The “Friendly library” project of Room to Read.

Accordingly, RtR has joined hand with the local Department of Education and Training (DoET) to providing the aid programme to 40 primary schools in three districts of Hiep Hoa, Viet Yen and Yen Dung with a total budget of over 4 billion VND (over 172,500 USD).

RtR’s library systems at the primary schools are suitably arranged to the students, helping them easily use the books and form a routine of book reading. This model is highly evaluated in fully matching the present requirement of primary educational renovation and widely spread by the local primary schools.

Recently, RtR has coordinated with the provincial DoET to provide the managers, teachers, librarians, heads of the Parent Representative in several project schools with the training course about 3 fields of Establishment and Management; Reading lesson at the library and Community participation.

These schools sufficiently receive the books, stories and equipment provided by the project agreement; coordinate with the parents and community to establish the library; organize the library lesson once per week per class and reading activities to the students, Family book reading day, Book reading festival, Book reading competition, Awarding the book reading star and others.

Besides, the foreign experts have visited the library at some beneficiary schools to consult on the technique to organize the library activities. The managers, teachers and librarians at these schools firmly grasp the theoretical systems and organizing skill.

These schools encourage the managers, teachers and community to actively participate in building and setting up the libraries which are suitably arranged to the primary students, inspiring them on reading book.

Additionally, the library activities are diverse in both contents and types, drawing the active participation from the students, parents and community. The majority of students get used to reading at home and the school. The project contributes to improving the reading skill and culture to the local students.

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Room to Read, reading skill and culture, primary students, Bac Giang province, educational development support, language development, library activities
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