New school library inaugurated in Quang Binh hinh anh 1A teacher and student read books in the newly inaugurated school library (Photo: VNA)
Quang Binh (VNA) – The non-governmental organisation Zhi-shan Foundation Taiwan of China’s Taiwan and the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of the central province of Quang Binh inaugurated a library at a local school on October 1.

On the occasion, devices and documents for book-reading activity were also presented to 10 schools in the locality.

At the ceremony, Deputy Director of the provincial department Trinh Dinh Duong spoke highly of the role of books and affirmed that the library will help teachers and students acquire knowledge, thus improving their studies.

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 10 school libraries were built in Quang Binh while book-reading events were arranged for local primary students.

In addition, this year, the Taiwan-based organisation handed over grants worth nearly 1 billion VND (43,100 USD) to foster book-reading activities of 23 schools in Quang Binh.

Present in Vietnam since 1995, the foundation has funded numerous long-term health and education projects to help disadvantaged children.

In 2017, it gave scholarships to 3,234 poor students, and funded the building of semi-boarding nursery schools, benefiting 6,500 children.

As many as 2,716 children with disabilities have received free orthopaedic surgeries funded by the organisation since 2001./.