A life-long learning week was launched in localities across the country on September 29 to raise public awareness of building a learning society.

A wide range of activities such as seminars, workshops and book-reading festivals are being held in response to the event.

The Departments of Education and Training have opened vocational training courses for rural workers and helped learners sharpen their social skills and get updated on modern technology, in a joint effort to reduce poverty.

All sectors have also worked hard to promote life-long learning activities at libraries, museums and cultural houses.

In 2005, the Government adopted the life-long learning society strategy until 2010, which aims to create equal opportunities for people from all walks of life to pursue studying.-VNA