Dalian 'Women's Homes' Promote Reading among Women

September 9, 2014
Editor: Arnold Hou

The 'Women's Homes' in 100 communities in Dalian City in northeast China's Liaoning Province have recently built "reading relay stations" to promote reading among local women.

This is part of a cultural charity event launched by the Dalian Women's Federation with the theme of "Reading and Enjoying Life".

Data shows Dalian has 7 million residents, among whom females account for more than 50 percent. "Stimulating women's enthusiasm in reading means bringing all people in the city into the reading group," said President of the Dalian Women's Federation Wang Lingjie. In her opinion, the reading relay activity based on women and their families can be held continuously and effectively in the city.

According to Wang, the reading relay activity originated from the idea of exchanging books between families, to stimulate the unused resource of books in society and families. The reading relay stations have been established across the whole city to make reading more accessible and available.

To date, besides the reading relay stations built at 'Women's Homes', 12 reading relay stations in society have been established, with a total of 50 women engaged as "reading promoters".

In recent years, the Federation has also been holding "Happy Women's Class", during which about 100 practical charity training sessions have been held with about 10,000 female students. The Federation plans to transform it into a school which is open to more women.

At the beginning of this year, the Federation started to launch an activity aimed at changing family lifestyles to improve life quality across the city, during which 10,000 model families were selected.

Meanwhile, the Federation has finished 1,449 questionnaires of family necessities in reading, for the purpose of forming good reading habits among citizens.

(Source: runsky.com/Translated by Women of China)

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