UNICEF gives 3 mobile libraries to Mae Hong Son schools

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MAE HONG SON, June 2015 – UNICEF has handed over three mobile libraries to the Mae Hong Son Primary Educational Service Area Office to foster learning for students in remote areas.

The handing-over ceremony of the three mobile libraries was chaired by Mae Hong Son governor Surapol Panas-amphon. Also witnessing the ceremony were teachers, students and educational personnel of the Mae Hong Son Primary Educational Service Area Office 1.

One of the donated library vans is for the Mae Hong Son Primary Educational Service Area Office 1 while the other two are given to the Primary Educational Service Area Office 2. The library vans will be sent out to different communities and schools to facilitate the learning of children in distant areas.

Mae Hong Son’s mountainous terrain was found to have limited access to basic education among children in faraway villages. A joint survey between UNICEF and Mae Hong Son Primary Educational Service Area Office found that as many as 1,250 children have yet to go to schools.

The mobile library project is part of the mission to extend educational opportunities to children throughout the province.