The Library Project celebrates ten years of improving rural literacy in China
The Library Project, a non-for-profit organization with a mission to improve rural literacy in China, Cambodia and Vietnam, is celebrating their ten years of operation. During that time they have donated over 1900 rural primary school libraries, impacting over 600,000 children.
Since 1995, UNESCO has named April 23rd as "World Book Day", with the intention to promote the importance of literacy throughout the world. The Library Project this year celebrated “The Library Project’s 10th Anniversary World Book Day Conference.” This conference had tow focuses; to raise the awareness of the importance of rural literacy in China, and to celebrate The Library Project’s first ten years of operation in China. Over 80 guests attended this year’s conference.
In 2006, Tom Stader along with four of his friends raised 1,500 RMB to support a small orphanage with 30 children in Dalian, China. This simple idea then grew into The Library Project, an organization that has impacted over 600,000 children through the donation of over 1900 rural primary school libraries in Cambodia, China and Vietnam.
During “The Library Project’s 10th Anniversary World Book Day Conference,” Tom told the story of The Library Project though ten photographs, each representing one year of operation.
Tom Stader, Founder of The Library Project said, "I've been humbled by the support our organization has received over the past ten years throughout China. From local, provincial and national governments, to corporate and small business partners, to families and student volunteers. The Library Project's results are not own, but were made possible because of the collective generosity so many."
Each of our Strategic Partners received awards of appreciation. The partners that received awards include United Technologies Corporation, Cummins, Brady China, Sika China, Jurlique, Fortune SG Fund, Vitabee, Touch Media etc.
The Library Project also announced an awareness raising campaign with Oxford University Press, a leading International educational publisher that will occur monthly in Shanghai.