The government of Guyana, in collaboration with the government of Mexico, on Friday donated books on the history of Mexico to the National Library. The books were written in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s independence from Spain.
In brief remarks, the Head of Learning Resources at the Ministry of Education, Myra Pierre-Moore, said the Ministry of Education warmly welcomes the new addition to the country’s National Library. She noted that such gestures reinforce the ministry’s vision of providing quality education and eradicating illiteracy.
Pierre-Moore explained that “the National Library has been given a boost to fulfill its mandate of providing access to quality resources and promoting a culture of reading”.
The National Library’s chief librarian, Emily King, expressed her gratitude to the Mexican Embassy for the donation.
She pointed out that in addition to the books giving people a better understanding of Mexican culture and an introduction to Spanish, it will also create a welcoming environment at the library for people of Spanish descent.
The books were delivered to the National Library by the Charge d’Affaires of the Mexican Embassy, Antonio Cruz Diaz. Present at this simple ceremony were Ambassador Forbes July, Director of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representatives of the Mexican Embassy and staff of the National Library.