24 Mar '11, 3am

Singapore launches mobile library project in Vietnam

SINGAPORE International Foundation (SIF) launched a three-year mobile library project in Hanoi on Thursday, providing some 4,000 village children a window to the outside world. Called Words on Wheels (WoW), volunteers from SIF, Keppel Land (Vietnam) and the Hanoi Public Library will not only bring 1,500 English and Vietnamese storybooks, educational toys but also, six computer terminals, to 10 selected villages. This would be done on a rotational basis by the volunteers every weekend over the next three years, said Ms Euleen Goh, chairman of SIF, at the official launch ceremony at Hanoi Public Library. According�to 2010 statistics by the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU), about 27 per cent of Vietnam's 89 million population are Internet users, with the majority in cities like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang and Hue. SIF hopes WoW - sponsored by Keppe...

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