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One of the goals of establishing the Da Nang International Model United Nations conference is to help empower and educate the youth of Vietnam, the youth of Da Nang in particular. Because of this goal and our strong belief that education is key in bettering and enabling the future of Da Nang, we decided for the Da Nang International Model United Nations conference of 2018 to collaborate with the International Association of Local Development in creating the DAIMUN side project.

A large disparity exists in primary school enrollment between the cities and rural parts of Vietnam. In some rural areas, only 10 to 15 percent of the children progress beyond third grade. The cost of tuition, books, and uniforms and the need to supplement family income are two major factors in this statistic.

As a result, for the DAIMUN side project, the DAIMUN organization and the International Association of Local Development will come together to build a children's library in rural Da Nang. The library will include educational books, textbooks, and tablets containing online courses to help develop education in rural Da Nang. Establishing an open-access library in this area would eliminate the cost normally required for education while still enabling a sustainable source of learning for young students who would otherwise not receive one. The location of this library is also significant because the majority of educational institutions in Da Nang are located in the city resulting in the significant cost and time consumption of transportation. Since this library would be located in rural Da Nang, there would be easy access for students so they would not need to sacrifice much time or money from supporting their family income.

Email us at contact.daimun@gmail.com to learn more about the Da Nang International Model United Nations side project