By 1953, the United Nations, Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) had allocated nearly $8,500,000 to rebuild South Korea's educational system. This year, if enough funds are forthcoming, the Agency plans to spend another $2,875,000 for the same purpose. Some 300,000 textbooks have been bought for the drive against illiteracy. More than 3,000 tons of paper have been imported to print another 38,000,000 textbooks. The Government of Korea and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) worked with UNKRA on a textbook printing plant near Seoul. This plant, which opened on 16 September, is expected to have produced about 15,000,000 textbooks by the end of the year. This picture shows the distribution of new books to a class of young Korean schoolchildren.