Reading Corners for classrooms

Reading Corners for classrooms

617 million children attending primary and lower secondary school worldwide aren't achieving minimum proficiency in reading.

Beautiful classroom libraries

The Library Project donates local language Reading Corners to improve children’s literacy at rural elementary school classrooms. Children gain access to a beautiful school library providing fun and interesting children’s books that spark their imagination and promote a lifelong love of reading. Having fun educational books easily available helps to encourage independent learning, intellectual curiosity, and a lifelong passion for reading.

Literacy programs

Literacy programs have one simple focus; to get children excited about reading. We see this as the second step to a library donation. Once a library is in place, it is essential to properly introduce children to a world filled with books. Our literacy programs are also a time to introduce the teachers and administrators on how best to get children excited about their new library. This is a big reason why our libraries are used on day-one.

We conduct literacy programs in rural elementary schools to support children’s literacy. We want children to read. The books that we donate are 100% age appropriate Vietnamese language children’s books; books that children get excited about reading. Literacy programs are a structured time to properly introduce children to the world or reading.

Children’s literacy programs are a big part of all our library donations.

Librarian training and monitoring, evaluation & support

The Library Project provides a comprehensive librarian training course for the teachers and administration at each library that is donated. We see this as the third step to a library donation. Our librarian training course is created specifically for teachers and administrators on how to manage their library. This course covers how to properly care for their library, how to use the books in a classroom setting, and how to get the teaching staff involved in the maintenance of their library.

We have found that this training course results in 94% of our libraries being effectively used on a daily-to-weekly basis after the first year. The Library Project conducts one-year of monitoring & evaluation and when schools need support they receive additional training.

Belinda Yu, TLP’s Logistics & Purchasing Director, conducting a Librarian Management Course with a primary school teacher.

Local language children’s books

We believe that what children read matters. We carefully select the books we donate, ensuring our libraries contain high quality educational books. We donate a variety of dictionaries and encyclopedias made specifically for children. Our storybooks cover topics such as science and engineering, taking children through a journey through the universe. We have books that teach children about caring for the environment, giving practical advice while telling poetic stories about nature. Our selected books also teach children valuable character building skills regarding kindness, bravery and gender equality.

To acquire our books, we work with various large bookstores’ regional warehouses, online book distributors, and also resellers. The books that we donate are 100% age appropriate local language children’s books.

Our progress

2,510

libraries donated

1,752,206

books donated

1,001,914

children impacted

33,379

teachers trained

Our progress

2,510

libraries donated

1,752,206

books donated

1,001,914

children impacted

33,379

teachers trained