Samsung Vina Electronics company on November 27 handed over a hi-tech library to Chu Van An high school in Hanoi , raising the number of such libraries to 28 and offering more than 40,000 books to 22,000 pupils across the country.

The activity is part of the “Smart Libraries” project that was launched by the company in 2011 with the purpose of upgrading library systems in primary and secondary schools nationwide.

The Samsung library model comes fully equipped with computers, printers and other machinery, along with management software.

The project has been expanded in the 2013-2014 period to some schools that already have modern libraries. In these schools, the project will provide even more equipment and updated technology allowing pupils to study and share knowledge in groups.

The model, which is now present in Chu Van An and Hoang Hoa Tham senior high schools in Hanoi, and Tran Dai Nghia senior high school in Ho Chi Minh City, enhances students’ interaction during their reading.

The same day, Samsung Vina also introduced another project titled “Books that change my life” to encourage a reading habit among society, especially youngsters.

On the occasion, the Ministry of Education and Training and Samsung Vina Electronics company inked a memorandum of understanding that allows the company to continue its support for Vietnam’s education sector by upgrading school library systems in both urban and rural areas.-VNA