Students Start Using 2018 Vietnam Book Lottery Readers

A “Book Lottery” was conducted as part of the “2018 Vietnam Roadshow” featuring Marc Helgesen, Rob Waring, Paul Goldberg, Todd Beuckens and Tom Robb, at various locations last year. Two schools received 300 books each, a $1000 value, while the other six schools received 150 readers. Ms. Vuong Ho (Ho Thi  Xuan Vuong) in Ho Chi Minh City engineered the selection, purchase and shipment to each of the winning schools with the ERF paying all costs.
The photo shows students at Thanh Long University, outside of Hanoi, browsing some of the books. See this link for the details of the 2018 Roadshow.
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2019 Indonesia ER Roadshow a Resounding Success!


With the generous assistance of the U.S. Department of State Regional English Language Office in Jakarta headed by Bradley Horn, Marc Helgesen, Past Chair of the ERF and Thomas Robb, Chair, along with the local Indonesian Extensive Reading Association (IERA) team toured the island of Java, giving workshops to teachers, teacher trainers, librarians and government officials on the merits of the Extensive Reading Approach.   As a result, some participants have already asked to use MReader and Tom has been asked to return in July to train teachers and teacher trainers in Bandung. Other teachers have asked IERA to help at future dates to be determined. Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Embassy, a lottery is in progress which will provide books to one lucky school in each of the workshop locations.

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The Roadshow would not have been possible without the assistance of the “Four Angels” of IERA that made all of the arrangements for the venues, transportation and hotels.

Profound thanks are extended to Yuseva Iswandari, Lhaksmita Anandari, Lanoke Paradita and Anita Kurniawati, along with additional IERA members at each location.

Here are the reports submitted by Marc and Tom to the U.S. Department of State.
Marc Helgesen’s Report (MS Word)
Tom Robb’s Report (MS Word)



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