Since 2006 the Danish embassy has supported the establishment of children’s readers clubs in Vietnam. Monday the 27th of August the readers club in Hanoi celebrated the presentation of their nameplate and new books sponsored by the Danish embassy.
In 2006 a Danish program of support to the development of Vietnamese children’s literature was launched. The program aims at strengthening the capacity of Vietnamese authors and illustrators as well as the use of children’s books in education in schools and within the family.
In connection to the celebration of the bicentenary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen in 2005 similar readers clubs were established and on the basis of this successful concept, there are now four readers clubs in Vietnam located in Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang, Phu Tho and Hanoi. The clubs are established together with teachers, Vietnamese authors and illustrators, and they all had a very good afternoon together celebrating children’s imagination and children’s literature.
Each club has about 30 members, who all attend primary school, and the children meet to read books, exchange ideas and make illustrations.
At the half-yearly event Monday the 27th of August the children told about the books, they have read in the last six months, and they competed in illustrating and composing fairytales.