When YWAM Mercy Vietnam helps a community organize a child-friendly library, our work doesn’t stop once the library is opened.  Reading oriented activities like the “Reading Day” festival which was held March 12, 2018 in one Hoai Duc secondary school, make reading exciting and attractive to students.


We liked preparing the book corner for our class.  We grew closer to each other and now enjoy books more.

Nguyen Thi Thuy

student, Class 8A

This first “Reading Day” included activities like performances, dramas and quizzes involving the students, parents and teachers.  A “Golden Bell Ringing” competition determined the three strongest of forty students selected to compete in this general knowledge quiz. Twenty-three small book corners were set up around the school. Classes competed in a book corner decorating contest and four classes received awards for their creative decorations and book introductions.  Over 900 students eagerly participated in this well organized event that clearly demonstrated the school’s commitment to sustainably promoting reading.

This child-friendly library was created with a grant provided to YWAM Mercy Vietnam by the Hanoi International Women’s Club’s Community Aid Committee. 

Children participated in quizzes on their general knowledge and reading benefits.

Learning how to introduce new books to readers.

Book introductions are evaluated and scored by the judges pannel including parents, teachers and students

How to choose and introduce good books effectively was shared by Mr. Trong Hai, District Education Department.

Outdoor physical competitions were held as well.

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