Dubai Cares to scale-up libraries in Vietnam

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A three-year programme has been launched by Dubai Cares to scale-up libraries in Vietnam.

The philanthropic institution recently visited the country to launch the 7-million-dirham initiative, which will help underserved students to adopt a habit of reading. 

The Dubai-based organization is set to support the Vietnamese government in increasing the number of child-friendly libraries by establishing 320 libraries in 18 districts. 

They will also help in publishing 5 new book titles in the country's local language. 

The project, which is part of a partnership with Room to Read, is set to benefit over 140,000 children in Vietnam. 

Room to Read's early-grade literacy programme was selected as a 2018 Goalkeepers Accelerator, the multiyear campaign from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


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