Free read­ing classes for tens of thou­sands

Changjiang Weekly - - SOCIETY - By Yang Feng

In Wan­fulin Pri­mary School, Wuchang Dis­trict, 70 per­cent of the 660 stu­dents at school are from mi­grant fam­i­lies. Though the stu­dents have been born into rel­a­tively poorer fam­i­lies, the school is known in the neigh­bor­hood as a "par­adise for read­ing books." Wan­fulin Pri­mary School Com­mu­nity Read­ing Cen­ter pro­vides free ac­cess to stu­dents and nearby res­i­dents on week­ends.

Tu Cong, a teacher of Chi­nese, is one of the ma­jor founders.She is re­spon­si­ble for the de­sign and se­lec­tion of books, ac­tiv­ity plan­ning and man­age­ment. Vis­i­tors have now bor­rowed 40,000 times from the cen­ter, and it has ag­gres­sively pur­sued ex­perts and schol­ars to in­ter­act with the read­ers.

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