Old Book Festival at Nam Can Tho University “Old Pages - New Horizons”
How Nam Can Tho Students Spread the Love of Reading and Giving Through a Book Festival
Reading is a wonderful habit that can enrich our minds and souls. But not everyone has access to books or the opportunity to enjoy them. That's why a group of students from Nam Can Tho University decided to organize a book festival with a humanitarian purpose: to donate books and money to the children at “Hoa Mai Orphanage, Can Tho”.
The "Old Books - New Horizons" Festival is a great place to find books for students of all ages, from preschool to college.
What Happened at the Book Festival
The book festival took place on May 23, 2023 at Nam Can Tho University campus with a theme “Old Pages - New Horizons.” It attracted hundreds of students and visitors who were interested in buying books and supporting a good cause.
There were more than 400 books of various types on display, such as textbooks, life skills books, novels, comics, and more. The prices ranged from 5,000 VND to 40,000 VND per book depending on the type. These were old books donated by students of Nam Can Tho University.
The total amount of money from selling books was given by the young people to the children at “Hoa Mai Orphanage, Can Tho”. This gesture helped the orphans have a better life and feel more loved and cared for.
The "Old Books - New Horizons" Festival
Why This Event Was Meaningful
According to Ms. Hoang Thi Anh Tuyet, a lecturer of Nam Can Tho University, this event had many benefits for the students and the community.
First, it contributed to forming and developing a “reading culture” among the students. Reading can help them improve their knowledge, critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills.
Second, it created an exchange and connection between students of Nam Can Tho University and other young people in Can Tho. They could share their opinions and experiences about books and life.
Third, it showed the spirit of “mutual love” and social responsibility of the students. They were willing to donate their old books and money to help those in need. They also learned to appreciate what they have and be more grateful.
Mr. Nguyen Duy Linh, the book’s author of Southern Architecture and a school alumnus, shared his passion for reading books.
How the Participants Felt About the Event
The participants of the book festival expressed their happiness and satisfaction with the event.
According to Nguyen Bao Nghi, a student at the Faculty of Economics, Nam Can Tho University said: “I am very happy to attend the book festival because I bought a lot of valuable books at a very cheap price. In my opinion, this event is very meaningful, bringing many good values for students through social work and charity.”
Another student, Tran Thi Thu Ha from Faculty of Foreign Languages, said: “I think this event is a great way to promote reading among young people. I also admire the organizers for their dedication and generosity. I hope there will be more events like this in the future.”
What Else Happened at the Event
Besides selling and buying books, the book festival also had some other activities for the participants to enjoy.
There was a call for donations for orphans where people could contribute money or items such as clothes, toys, or stationery.
There was also a talk show with speakers who shared their stories about love and books. They inspired the audience with their passion and wisdom.
Finally, there was a cultural exchange and games session where people could have fun and make new friends.
Wrap-up of the Festival
A total of 8 million VND was raised to help the children at Hoa Mai Orphanage Can Tho.
The book festival organized by Nam Can Tho University students was a successful event that achieved its goals of spreading the love of reading and giving. It also demonstrated the creativity, enthusiasm, and kindness of the students who made it happen.
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