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Container library opens in mountainous region of Vietnam

Sunday, June 02, 2019, 16:10 GMT+7
Container library opens in mountainous region of Vietnam
A part of the container library of Le Hong Phong Middle School in Dak Lak Province is seen in this supplied photo.

A library built in a shipping container was inaugurated for children in the Central Highlands of Vietnam on Saturday. 

The container library in Dak Lak Province is intended to improve the poor reading culture of the province by providing local children with access to books.

The “Container Library - A Page Thousands of Dreams” project was started by the Young Business People Association of Ho Chi Minh City (YBA) in November 2018 for students of Le Hong Phong Middle School in Cu Sue Commune, Cu M’gar District.

The project is aimed at constructing shipping container libraries for children in different poor provinces across Vietnam.

The library in Dak Lak was constructed into a 12-meter-long container and cost VND300 million (US$13,000), which covered modern facilities including fans, computers, air conditioners, cameras, and chairs, among others.

The library has over 2,000 book titles, among which a publisher of Vietnam sponsored 1,000.

The books cover different topics including science, history, Vietnamese literature, foreign literature, and other areas that are suitable for middle school students.

In 2019, the association plans on investing in two other container libraries for children in rural regions.

Shipping container libraries are an affordable way to provide both adults and children with access to decent, well-designed book reading places.

They are currently being used as a tool to promote literacy all over the world.

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