May 15, 2007

The Library Project partners with Aston English to build 40 libraries in China

Everyone at The Library Project are very excited to announce a partnership with Aston English in China. Over the next year The Library Project will conduct “The Aston Library Project” within each of the Aston English schools in China.

The Aston Library Project will hold book drives at each of their English schools. These book drives should net about 50,000 Chinese language children’s books donated to schools and orphanages in China. The Library Project with the help of Aston English volunteers will then source the donated books to local orphanages and schools. These libraries will be outfitted with tables, chairs, mats and lighting when appropriate for the location.

Aston operates more than 40 English schools in China and the US. In 1996 Aston opened its first English language school in China and is now operating in more than 26 Chinese cities.

Because of Aston English’s footprint in China, The Libarary Project has an opportunity to make a huge difference in a very short period of time. A list of cities that are up for libraries are: Beijing, Dalian, Xian, Weinan, Xianyang, Xingping, Yanliang, Chengdu, Kunming, Guiyang, Chongqing, Jinan, Wuhan, Hanzhong, Baoji, Tongchuan, Yanan, Yulin, Dandong, Dongying, Xuzhou, Quingdao and Lianyungang.

Thomas Stader, Chinese Country Director said, “This partnership is a great example of Aston English’s commitment to education and the betterment of each community that they work within. We are all very excited about this partnership.”

In the coming months we will keep you posted on the partnership between Aston English and The Library Project.