The northern province of Bac Giang has stepped up a campaign to mobilise the participation of all people strata in education and training with a view to building a learning society from the grassroots level.

Vice President of the provincial Study Encouragement Association (SEA) Giap Minh Quang said his organisation has set up its branches in 230 communes and wards, over 1,600 agencies and businesses, and 737 schools.

The association at all levels has significantly contributed to building up a healthy education environment without drug and violence as well as encouraging tens of thousands of disadvantaged pupils to go to school.

The SEA has cooperated with the Training and Education Department in building many community study centres in remote areas in a bid to help local people improve knowledge, thus reducing poverty and eliminating illiteracy.

It has raised nearly 73 billion VND (3.4 million USD) in funds to reward more than 719,000 outstanding pupils and those from difficult circumstances.

Thanks to these efforts, the province now has 3,990 “studious family lines” and 70,870 “studious families”, Quang said.

In time to come, Bac Giang will pay more attention to raising public awareness of building the learning society, improving the quality of the activities of the SEA at all levels, and bettering education and training consultancy.-VNA