Following the opening of our first community centre and mobile library, the Insein township government is seeking your help to expand the initiative.
The community centre and mobile library were jointly opened by the Ministry of Information and Daw Khin Kyi foundation in Insein township of Yangon North District, Saturday.
The centre and mobile library aimed to practice reading habit among the people, support to get information for everyone and to improve community development.
Acting Director-General , IPRD , Maung Pe : There are about 414 libraries across the country under our department. We are opening the community centres at the IPRD offices in order to attract more the public in reading. Public can hold seminars, workshops and trainings at the centres to share data information. We are planning to open more community centres across the country.
Daw Khin Kyi foundation has launched mobile libraries since 2013 and it is now operating in five townships in the regions and states.
Executive Committee Member , Daw Khin Kyi Foundation , Dr. Ohmar : Our foundation was founded in accord with the guidance of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Su Kyi. We started mobile library at IPRD office in Kawhmu township and opened training programs for the capacity building in this region. We are planning to extend more community centres and mobile libraries across the country.
IPRD is now conducting to change public libraries as the community centres across the country in order to get more public interests.
District Officer , IPRD ( Yangon North District) , Khin Thidar Oo : This community center will provide mobile library project to the public. We are now operating at 22 wards in Insein township area. Mobile library is opened from Monday to Friday and people can borrow a lot of function and non-function books. We will extend more mobile libraries in 8 townships of Yangon North District.
The students welcome such kind of activity to improve their knowledge and reading habits.
Grade-9, No.2 B.E.H.S (Insein) , Su Htet Htet Aung : We welcome such kind of mobile library as it nurtures reading habit among the students to improve our knowledge. The youths should read a lot of books to get general knowledge. I think mobile libraries should be contributed more in rural areas.
Daw Khin Kyi foundation is planning to extend more community centres and mobile libraries in 22 townships across the nation during three years in cooperation with Ministry of Information.