The embassy aided in translating Michal Snunit’s bestselling children’s book, “The Soul Bird”, from Hebrew into the Myanmar language. Thousands of copies will be distributed to schools and public libraries throughout the country.
(Communicated by the Israel Embassy in Yangon)
In the framework of events celebrating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Myanmar, the Israeli Embassy in Yangon has initiated a special education project aimed at promoting reading among young children in Myanmar.
Acting as a bridge between Israeli children‘s literature and the children of Myanmar, and with the blessing of internationally renowned Israeli author Michal Snunit, the embassy aided in translating her bestselling book, “The Soul Bird”, from Hebrew into the Myanmar language. The book was awarded the first international prize for children books in Geneva in 1993.
The translation of the book was launched in the presence of Michal Snunit at the Irrawaddy Literary Festival 2014, held in Mandalay between February 14-16 under the patronship of Aung San Suu Kyi. Copies were distributed to many of the children attending the festival.
As part of the next stage of the project, the Embassy of Israel will donate thousands of copies to schools and public libraries throughout the country in the hope this humble donation on behalf of the “People of the Book” will contribute in promoting the reading habits of the young generation in Myanmar.
Israel Ambassador Hagay Behar and author Michal Snunit with children in Myanmar
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