It is still early days for our mobile library, but we are thrilled with how the children love to choose books to read. We are finding that most children love to read. Some are overwhelmed with school work and say they couldn't fit in any time to read, although they would love to.
The purpose of our mobile library is to encourage literacy. We are also encouraging them to expand their knowledge about the world and learn about many new subjects. We have books on famous artists such as Matisse, explorers such as Christopher Columbus, books about animals and caring for them, books on astronomy, insects, ecology and many more subjects.
But we believe it is also important that the young learn about, and understand about their culture and their traditions. We carry many books of traditional stories, both historical and folk stories.
We are also encouraging them to cook. I know that sounds strange to some people, but many young people here no longer want to cook or help in the kitchen. So we are encouraging them by carrying some Vietnamese cook books too.
As English is the International language they are learning English at school so we are also providing some reading books with English on one page and Vietnamese on the other. We are in the process of deciding on good dictionaries for each age group, so each child can use a comprehensive English-Vietnamese dictionary too.
We are also in the process of finding out all the government recommended reading books to help support their education, in the hope that it will help them do better at school.
If you would like to donate to support our mobile library we would appreciate it and so would the children we take books to in Quang Nam and Da Nang.
Please make checks out to (and specify that your donation is for the mobile library):
'Children's Education Foundation - Vietnam'
And send to: Stephen Jackel, 277 Broadway, Suite 1010, New York, NY 10007.
Payment can be made by Paypal. The link can be found on our USA website:
We have 501(c)(3) status
Any enquiries please email Linda or Stephen: firstname.lastname@example.org
or at email@example.com