The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) has partnered with Ho Chi Minh City’s General Sciences Library (GSL) to begin a “Words on Wheels” (WOW) mobile library programme in primary and secondary schools in the city.

Accordingly, WOW will visit five schools and three cultural centres in Binh Chanh district four times a month, providing free usage of the library, internet and multimedia facilities.

Beginning on May 15, the three-year project is expected to benefit 3,000 pupils in the city.

As many as 300 Singaporean volunteers are scheduled to participate in courses to teach English language and basic IT skills to municipal pupils.

They also help GSL’s library staff, librarians and teachers in the schools improve their skills in applying IT to library management.

GSL Director Bui Xuan Duc said the project contributes to forging links between the city’s citizens and Singaporean people, as well as developing a culture of public reading in schools and promoting literacy in the city.

The partnership also supports the GSL in developing into the city’s leading information, culture and education centre, Duc added.-VNA