People in the central city of Da Nang, especially farmers and poor labourers, will have more chances to participate in community-based learning centres in the coming time.

This is one of the key tasks set at the fifth congress of the Da Nang municipal Study Encouragement Association on December 10.

The centres, which are established and managed by the community, will help improve knowledge and awareness of local people through a range of activities such as education, training and consultation.

The city strives to expand the community-based learning model to all districts, wards, communes, residential areas, agencies and units by 2018, while the fondness for leaning will be popularised among all families.

During the 2008-2013 tenure, the association has encouraged over 1,100 students who dropped out of school to take part in supplementary and vocational training classes.

Over the past five years, community learning centres have drawn the participation of more than 140,900 people.-VNA