On January 19, 2019, An Thoi 1 Junior High School was the site of a heartwarming gift-giving ceremony, made possible by the Compassion Books program. The event was attended by Miss Ngoc Han Dang, along with Duong Anh Vu, a world record holder in memory and academic performance. Later that afternoon, the Compassion Books team was pleased to have successfully transported a large number of books to Pearl Island – Phu Quoc.
The Sen Group sponsored 27 libraries, which included 338 bookcases, and contained 13,314 interesting books valued at 578,110,500 dong. This corporation has been sharing social responsibility with Compassion Books for three years, and has decided to implement a large program for all schools in Phu Quoc city where the company operates. This is a truly humane initiative, and one that other businesses in localities across the country should consider.
Millions of Vietnamese students, especially those in rural, mountainous, and coastal areas, are in need of books. The Ministry of Education and Training has reported that on average, a Vietnamese citizen reads only four books a year, of which 2.8 are textbooks and 1.2 are other books. The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism provided a figure of only 0.8 books per person per year, with the number of books distributed in average libraries being 0.35 copies per person. The average figures are already low, meaning that the actual figures in rural and mountainous areas are much lower.
The Compassion Books program has received a lot of support from the community, especially from businesses. This is because the mission of genuine businesses is not only to solve the problems of customers, but also to address the issues of the community, society, and country. The program aims to give a child a book, and in doing so, change the world.
Phu Quoc will be the second district-level locality in the country, after Nghi Xuan, to receive a large number of books in just one day. The program management board and the Sen Group completed the necessary preparations to coordinate and organize the program successfully. On January 5, the program’s representatives met with the Department of Education and Training of Phu Quoc city, and 27 principals of 27 schools to ensure the program’s success.
Sen Group paid special attention to this program, and invited two ambassadors of Compassion Books to participate. Many people were looking forward to the truly attractive and beneficial exchanges and sharing of Miss Vietnam 2010 – Ngoc Han and the world record holder for memory – Duong Anh Vu.
The Compassion Books program would like to express its sincere thanks to the leaders and employees of Sen Group for not only sponsoring a large number of books, but also cooperating in preparing the book distribution program with great care.
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