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The SPANISH-JAMAICAN FOUNDATION partners with spanish speaking embassies

The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation | 2012-05-08 09:46:00

In an unprecedented initiative, embassies representing Spanish-speaking countries in Kingston have joined forces this Read Across Jamaica Day, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, and will participate in bilingual readings at primary schools in Kingston and St. Andrew, to mark the importance of reading and learning Spanish.

Diplomatic representatives from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain and Venezuela, joined by the EU Ambassador´s Colombian husband, will be visiting primary schools which teach Spanish.

Led by the Spanish Ambassador and president of The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation, H.E. Celsa Nuño, the Ambassadors and members of the abovementioned Missions will read Spanish storybooks in 13 schools to over 500 students in total.

The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation, which has as one of its key objectives the support of broad-based educational initiatives, along with the Embassies of Spain, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and the European Union Delegation, will also donate age-appropriate reading materials in Spanish totalling close to JD100,000.

Ambassador Nuño often speaks about the importance of promoting the teaching of Spanish in schools, especially as a tool of economic empowerment. She seized this opportunity to share the fun of reading in Spanish. As she explains, “all my colleagues are very happy to participate in this exciting reading outreach initiative, as we wholeheartedly share the importance of reading to children.

We have added this interesting twist - reading in Spanish - in order to raise awareness as to the critical importance of speaking foreign languages in this increasingly knowledge-based, inter-connected global world.  Remember, Jamaica is surrounded by 375 million Spanish-speaking Latin American people with whom Jamaicans could interact and do business”.

Read Across Jamaica Day is part of the Jamaica Teachers Association’s (JTA) annual celebration of Education Week.

The media is cordially invited to attend Ambassador Nuño’s reading and presentation of Spanish storybooks on Tuesday, May 8th at 10 am at MICO Practising, 1A Marescaux Road.

more information contact R. Tortello at 764-0057,

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