December 12, 2012

NetworkHR supports rural elementary schools

Books of all kind play a critical role in a child’s development. Unfortunately, very few books beyond basic textbooks are found in many rural elementary schools in China. Many of these children grow up without access to the educational tools and resources many of us take for granted. The Library Project, an American charity based in Xi’an, China, and NetworkHR are breaking this cycle one book at a time.

NetworkHR has committed 100 CNY from each magazine subscription to provide libraries to elementary schools throughout China in 2013.

“We are extremely thankful for the support from NetworkHR,” said Tom Stader, Executive Director and founder of The Library Project. “Thousands of children attending elementary schools are going to have access to improved educational infrastructure in the form of a safe and friendly reading environment and quality Chinese language children’s books for them to read.”

Each elementary school will receive a wide range of high quality children’s books, from educational ones on history and science to entertaining books such as comics, fairy tales and short stories. The students will also receive reference books as well as a full set of children’s encyclopedias for older students and pinyin language books for the younger children just beginning to learn to read. The Library Project also provides colorful child-safe tables and chairs, posters and a world globe to all libraries.

In addition to receiving new books and furniture, every elementary school will take part in The Library Project’s Librarian Training Program. Since many elementary schools have never had a single book in their ‘library’, each new librarian learns the logistics of library management. From day one this program gets the librarians up to speed on how to run a successful library.

“Libraries put children in the driver’s seat of their education,” says Tom Stader, founder of the Library Project. “Library books are different from textbooks. Kids may be inspired by the teachers in lessons and then explore their interests further in a library. With a library their imagination gets involved.”

Education is change, and The Library Project with the generous support of NetworkHR are creating change in the simplest way possible, by giving children the resources to learn and grow. If you are interested in getting involved, please visit The Library Project’s website at or contact Tom Stader at Our website contains a wealth of information about each of the libraries we have donated to date as well as prospects for future libraries.



About NetworkHR
NetworkHR magazine is published by ClarkMorgan Ltd and is the most widely read bi-lingual Human Resources magazine in China. Every 3 months, NetworkHR is sent directly to the desks of over 7,000 HR specialists and senior managers from many of the world’s largest multinational companies currently operating in China. Due to the long shelf life, overall readership levels are in excess of 20,000 decision making professionals annually. NetworkHR is a colourful, informative and entertaining magazine that has been specifically designed and written to meet the exacting demands of our readers. With insightful ‘China focused’ commentary on topical issues such as Lifestyle, Benefits and Remuneration, Recruitment, Technology and Training & Development, NetworkHR is a trusted and reliable source of relevant information.

About The Library Project
The Library Project is a non-profit charity organization that donates books and libraries to the under-financed schools in the developing world. They believe that education is change. Up to now, The Library Project has accumulatively created more than 800 libraries for elementary schools in the remote areas in China. The Library Project is a charity partner of China Population Welfare Foundation – a non-profit charity organization approved by the Ministry of Civil Affairs Registry.