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Israeli Embassy in Vietnam Gifts Ha Giang Two Libraries

Israeli ambassador and Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 renovated library and encouraged reading habits for students in Ha Giang province

Hannah Nguyen VIETNAM TIMES Wed, January 19, 2022


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At the event. Photos: Israeli Embassy in Vietnam

A library for a semi-boarding ethnic minority elementary school in Minh Son commune, Bac Me district, the northern province of Ha Giang was inaugurated on Jan. 18, VNA reported.

The library is a gift from the Israeli Embassy in Vietnam and Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 H’Hen Nie in a three-year project which aims to improve students’ access to books and build the reading habit.

The project is carried out in two semi-boarding elementary schools in Minh Son commune, Bac Me district and in Niem Tong commune, Meo Vac district, under which two library rooms are upgraded at a total cost of VND 336 million (USD 14,600) and equipped with nearly 10,000 books and other materials.

Both schools face many difficulties in accessing books and improving reading culture in Ha Giang, a poor border province of Vietnam. A friendly library with an effective monitoring program is expected to help children read more and more books, not only in school and at home.

The project also aims to raise the awareness of parents, families and communities about the needs and rights of children.

The Israeli Embassy has so far introduced about 10 book titles to Vietnam for publication and held a number of reading activities for children during its annual festivals in Hanoi.

At Minh Son Primary School, Israeli Ambassador Nadav Eshcar and H’Hen Nie also participated in reading activity with children and teachers in the school. Both encouraged the children to be more inspired to be curious students.

SOURCE: VIETNAM TIMES, Wed, January 19, 2022

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