September 25, 2020

Volvo Trucks Donated a Reading Room to a Rural Elementary School

On September 25, 2020, Volvo Trucks donated a Reading Room to a rural elementary school located in Shaanxi, China. Seventy-four students benefited from this beautiful school library.

We were happy to welcome the Volvo Trucks team on this special donation day. They conducted two programs with the students; a short discussion on transportation safety and a STEAM literacy activity. After the library was set-up and the activities were complete, they played a football game with the children.

“I am so grateful for the many years of continued support that the Volvo Trucks team has shown to improving rural children’s literacy in China.  They are truly making the world a better place, one book at a time,” said Tom Stader, The Library Project’s Founder and Executive Director.

This donation will have a long-lasting impact on both the students and teachers. Reading Rooms provide an entire school with access to high-quality educational books. The content ranges from STEAM books (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), literature, comic books, environmental protection, and equality. The Library Project team also provided a comprehensive teacher training course for the teachers and administrators. We see this as essential to every library donation. Our teacher training course focuses on how to properly manage their new library and making sure it stays in good condition. The course provides teachers with ways to use books in their classrooms, how to work with other teachers to use their school library, and educates teachers on how to create a system for their school to allow students to check-out books to read at home.

Thank you to everyone at Volvo Trucks, the Shaanxi government, and the Board of Education for making this library possible!

Please take a moment and check out a few photos from this library donation.

About Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks are one of the largest medium to heavy-duty truck brands in the world. More than 95% of the trucks they build are over 16 tonnes. And they make vehicles that are sold and serviced in more than 130 countries all over the world. Their strategy revolves around satisfied and productive customers and in this, they’re supported by over 2100 dealerships and workshops. Trucks constitute their main product selection, but they also provide aftermarket products and service as well as specific offers. Through their entire organisation they focus on their core values: Quality, Safety and Environmental care. They strive for satisfied customers and to be an attractive employer.