Program to donate a million books to poor Vietnamese students

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Bui Tuan Nghia, deputy director of Kim Dong Publishing House, speaks at the opening ceremony of the "One million books for poor children"  program

A program named "One million books for poor chidren", aiming to donate one million the books to disadvantaged students at 2,000 nursery, elementary and secondary schools in rural and poor areas throughout Vietnam by 2015, was kicked off on April 23.

The information was announced that same day by the Hanoi-based Kim Dong Publishing House, the program's organizer, news website VnExpress reported April 25.

Bui Tuan Nghia, deputy director of the publishing house, said: "As the project progresses, we hope the number of books will be increased. One million books are not enough for all the poor children living throughout the country."

The main aim of the project is to call on communities to help poor children overcome difficulties so that they may concentrate on their studies, he said.

"We will not hand out the books individually, but will place them on school bookshelves so that one book can be read by many kids simultaneously," he explained.

The books will mostly be literary, scientific and comic in content, according to the organizer.

The program held a warm up event on April 16, in which more than 7,000 books were donated to 13 schools located in four poor communes of Hanoi's Soc Son District.

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