(VOVworld) - Launched in 2007, the “GoodBooks” project has introduced books to the public. Its goal is to promote a reading habit within the community and foster a collaborative learning environment that will enable Vietnamese to share and gain knowledge. The Institute on Research and Educational Development is partnering with the PACE Institute of Management to work on the non-profit GoodBooks Educational and Cultural Project. Gian Tu Trung, PACE chairman and founder, says: “There are two criteria for judging a good book. First, is it relevant to people living in different times and places? Second, is it easily understood by the general public?” In its 10 years of operation, the “GoodBooks” project has introduced hundreds of books of great value and engaged 30,000 members who can register an account and create their own reader’s page to post and recommend books they have read and comment on other readers’ selections. Other activities … [Read more...] about “GoodBooks” project promotes reading habit
Engaging reading activities
The ninth National Youth Union Congress opened in Hanoi on December 18 in the presence of Party leader Nong Duc Manh, former Party General Secretary Do Muoi, former State President Le Duc Anh, former Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet, National Assembly (NA) Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Pham The Duyet and First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Vo Van Thuong. The congress also attracted Party and State leaders, heroic mothers, 300 guests from sectors and social organisations and more than 1,000 delegates representing outstanding young people throughout the country. In the 2002-2007 term, 810,948 young people were provided with vocational training, up 17.7 percent from the previous term. Jobs were offered to more than 1.9 million young people, a four-fold increase and 801,505 new jobs were created for them. In the 2007-2012 term, the Vietnam Communist Youth Union strives to admit 7.5 million youth union … [Read more...] about Vietnamese youths active and creative in integration
A bicycle parade to include hundreds of students will kick off Reading Day 2012 in the capital tomorrow morning. The event, one activity of the two-day event, organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, aims to promote the importance of reading among Vietnamese people, especially the youth, while honouring the role of librarians and publishers. An opening ceremony will be held at the Temple of Literature , a symbol of Vietnam 's culture as the first university in the country, following a "reading show" where several local writers and poets will present their latest works as well as engage with their readers. A contest of art installations created from books gathering representatives from bookstores and publishing houses in the city will be held in a separate area within the temple. Some activities targeting children will also be held, including a painting contest, where children depict their favourite books and a Q&A contest. On Sunday morning, a discussion about … [Read more...] about Event promotes culture of reading
In early 2016, a book street was established in downtown Ho Chi Minh City in order to encourage citizens, especially youngsters, to read. The street, located on Nguyen Van Binh Street in District 1, is meant to nurture a reading culture through various activities and highlight the value and significance of books. Some foreigners have shared their point of view on the importance of reading, as well as their personal experience to encourage their children to fall in love with books. Australian Dr. Mike Turner, chair of the Business Department at Broward College Vietnam In Australia, the government supports free libraries in each suburb (district) where children can read books or borrow them and take them home. This is a free service and children can borrow up to five books and keep them for two weeks. The libraries are stocked with books for all ages and all interests. Many children have a library card and use it to borrow books. This means that they can read as many books as they … [Read more...] about How important is it to encourage your children to read?
Viet Nam News A man called Nguyễn Quang Thạch is very passionate about getting children to read. So much so that he even walked all the way from Hà Nội to Ho Chi Minh City to tell people about how important it was and to raise funds. Now he has set up reading programmes for children in farming areas. The project has even won a special United Nations prize. HÀ NỘI - The Books for rural areas of Vietnam programme, carried out by The Center for Knowledge Assistance and Community Development (CKACD), has been awarded the 2016 UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize. The programme is part of a campaign to encourage reading in Việt Nam's rural areas by bringing books to libraries and bookshelves in those areas, with an aim to motivate children to read more books and improve their general knowledge. Nguyễn Quang Thạch , 41, who is the founder of the Centre for Knowledge Assistance and Community Development, spent 19 years studying library design and applying library models, with his first … [Read more...] about Getting country children reading