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Reading campaign launched across Changsha

Updated: 2017-02-22

 

A reading campaign was launched in Changsha on Feb 18 at Yuelu Academy, as children from 30 families received their book bags from local officials.

 

The campaign is aimed at encouraging parents and children to read together and will run for 48 weeks, covering hundreds of primary schools in the city.

 

Zhu Jiangang, head of Hunan Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, handed out the bags, each filled with 10 children's books.

 

Zhu Jiangang(R) hands a book bag to a representative from a local primary school at the launch ceremony of Changsha's first reading campaign. [Photo by Liu Qi/Changsha Evening News]

 

"The activity will provide high-quality books to children and will help to promote parent-child reading in Changsha," said Zhu.

 

The campaign is organized by the Changsha branch of My Second Library, a website promoting parent-child reading. The organizer, together with Guowen Student Grant, donated 100,000 yuan ($14,560) to Hunan Charity Federation to help build libraries in remote rural areas and pay tuition for children from low income homes.

 

Children dressed in traditional school uniforms recite Three Character Classic at Yuelu Academy to promote classical culture. [Photo by Liu Qi/Changsha Evening News]

 

The campaign organizer donates 100,000 yuan to Hunan Charity Federation to help build libraries in remote rural areas on Feb 18. [Photo by Liu Qi/Changsha Evening News]

 

Source: Changsha Evening News