- Country: Vietnam
- Date: Mar 2019 - Feb 2022
- Program Type: Quality of Education and Learning
- Partner: Room to Read
The three-year program aims to scale-up a librarian training model that will help underserved students adopt and grow a habit of reading. The program is set to support the government in increasing the number of child-friendly libraries across the country. The program is part of a long-standing partnership with Room to Read, whose early-grade literacy program 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. Dubai Cares’ support also allows Room to Read to establish “demonstration libraries” that will be replicated by the government in priority areas, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET). The program seeks to establish 320 libraries in 18 districts and publish 5 new book titles in Vietnamese.