Kids Read launched in HCMC to encourage students to read
The launching ceremony of the Kids Read project in HCMC last Friday - PHOTO: BRITISH COUNCIL
The British Council and HSBC launched “Kids Read” in HCMC last Friday, a project which is aimed to encourage primary students to read for pleasure both in the classroom and at home, after two years of the program’s successful implementation in Binh Duong Province and Hanoi.
The project, developed by the British Council and fully sponsored by HSBC, has been active in the southern province of Binh Duong since 2015, and Vietnamese capital Hanoi since 2016.
Launched in HCMC this year, the project is expected to set up a library at each of six primary schools in the outlying districts of the city and provide 200 popular English story books for each school. Thirty-six English teachers and nearly 4,000 students from these schools will have a chance to be engaged in the project with interesting activities such as teacher training, reading sessions, story-telling competitions and community events.
Over the past two years, Kids Read has reaped outstanding achievements with nearly 4,000 school children in Binh Duong and over 3,500 others in Hanoi participating in the project.