On February 1st, Korean Good Neighbors International (GNI) and the 1% Fund of Hyundai Heavy Industry Group held the inauguration and handover of Thinh Lang Community Library (Hoa Binh City).

The delegates and the students are experiencing the activities at Thinh Lang Community Library (Hoa Binh City). 

GNI is an international humanitarian and development non-governmental organization established in 1991 in Korea, and it currently operates in 48 countries around the world, focusing on community development and children protection. In Vietnam, GNI officially operated in 2005 with the community development projects in 6 provinces or cities including: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoa Binh, Tuyen Quang, Ha Giang and Thanh Hoa with more than 17,000 sponsored children and 200,000 people benefited from the projects. 

With the slogan "Books, we are friends”, Thinh Lang Community Library provides a comfortable, easy-to-use space and stimulates a reading culture for students and the community, bringing many values in learning and life. The project has been implemented since the end of August 2023, and it has now been completed and put into use with a total area of 250 m2, the construction cost is nearly 3 billion VND, of which the construction costs for the building and the landscape garden cost more than 2 billion VND, the cost for installing furniture and equipment was more than 680 million VND, and the cost for buying books was 280 million VND. 

At the inauguration ceremony, the delegates and the students in Thinh Lang ward experienced activities at the Community Library such as: Reading room with more than 7,000 books suitable for all ages, which are selected from great publishers such as Kim Dong, Nha Nam, Dinh Ty; the creative room and the recycling room with modern equipment including computers, printers and experience kits. Here, the children and the people can participate in the activities training and enhancing their creativity, using creativity to recycle some household items. Thereby, it helps contribute to reducing waste, protecting the living environment... 

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