Presenting a friendly library to ethnic students in Ha Giang province (Source: VNA)

A Room to Read library is located at a semi-boarding ethnic minority elementary school in Minh Son commune, Bac Me district, Ha Giang province.

The library is a gift from the Israeli Embassy in Vietnam and Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 H’Hen Nie in a three-year project which aims to improve pupils’ access to books and cultivate their reading habit, reported VNA.

The project is carried out in two semi-boarding elementary schools in Minh Son commune, Bac Me district and in Niem Tong commune, Meo Vac district, under which two library rooms are upgraded at a total cost of 336 million VND (14,600 USD) and equipped with nearly 10,000 books and other materials.

The Israeli Embassy has so far introduced about 10 book titles to Vietnam for publication and held a number of reading activities for children during its annual festivals in Hanoi.

As a Global Ambassador of Room to Read organisation, H’Hen Nie raised funds to build libraries, offered education support and presented scholarships to girl pupils, as well as joined other activities in the provinces of Lam Dong, Dak Lak, Tra Vinh and Vinh Long./