In 2010, two years after the Wenchuan earthquake, due to lack of resources, the schools in Baoxing County, Ya’an City, Sichuan Province still did not open the books donated by the community after the Wenchuan earthquake. The books were still lying quietly in cardboard boxes and piled up in a vacant room. Upon learning of this news, with the support of relevant leaders in Ya’an City and Baoxing County, Verité Company donated to a total of three schools: Tibetan Middle School and Primary School in Qiaoqi Township, and Yanjing Township Fengjingzhai Yanjing Central Primary School with bookshelves, to help the schools build a library and book corners in the classrooms, to make full use of the books, so that every child can enjoy the fun of reading. Reading can change children’s life. For children who are in remote areas and lack of resources, good books can build a bridge to a better future for them. However, children’s reading habits need to be developed from an early age. Simply moving books from a box to a shelf may not be enough to develop children’s reading habits. Therefore, Verité Company decided to set up a “Verité Reading Fund” to encourage teachers and students to read more books, write diligently, and think well.
Since 2011, with the support of Baoxing County Education Bureau, Verité Reading Fund has been distributed in the three schools. The fund is divided into two components: “Teacher Reading Fund” and “Student Reading Fund”. Teachers are encouraged to read, and they would encourage students to read. Participating schools organize reading notes awards every year, and the winners receive recognition from the school and a small bonus. As of 2019, 1,557 students and 273 teachers participated in the activity. The students’ reading enthusiasm, reading and expression skills have been improved significantly. In 2015, Yang Kang, a student of Qiaoqi Tibetan Middle School, used his reading note “Unity of Loyalty and Personality” in Verité reading activities participating in the “2014 National Ministry of Education-China Mobile Project Love Reading Essay Activity”, and won the national first prize, and as the sole representative of Sichuan Province went to Shandong to attend the award ceremony.