Educating the next generation
Words on Wheels (WoW)
Keppel Land, with the support of its joint venture partners in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), has partnered the Singapore International Foundation to bring its Words on Wheels mobile library project to Vietnam.
Launched in March 2011 in Hanoi, the initiative has opened a new window to the world for about 4,000 children across 10 rural villages in Hanoi. During the village runs, children get to see the books come to life through storytellers, comprising volunteers from Keppel Land and staff from the Hanoi Public Library. They are also coached on the use of the internet and multimedia tools, adding a new dimension to their learning experience.
Following the success of the Words on Wheels project in Hanoi, the mobile library project was launched in HCMC in May 2014. Over three years, the programme will bring 3,000 school children in the Binh Chanh District in HCMC free access to educational materials, IT resources and learning facilities.