More than 50 books by national authors were donated by the Consulate of Chile in Rome to the Pablo Neruda Comprehensive Institute in the Italian capital, which has about 1,500 students between the ages of 3 and 14.
In the group of texts - delivered by the Consul in Rome, Nazhla Abad - there are books of children's stories, others with information about Chile, its traditions, customs and geography, world-class authors - such as Gabriela Mistral and a collection of poetry by Violeta Parra - and also renowned young writers, such as María José Viera-Gallo and Alvaro Bisama.
Last May, the Consul was also invited by the Institute to participate in the award ceremony of the institution's poetry contest.
This donation is part of a project promoted by the Directorate of Cultural Affairs (DIRAC) of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responsible for managing and dispatching the delivery of these works.
This is part of the Bibliographic Heritage Dissemination program, where in the context of the collaboration between the DIRAC and the National Library of Chile, initiatives are encouraged to promote our bibliographic heritage abroad.
This initiative is promoted by DIRAC, aimed at supporting the work carried out by Chilean Embassies and Consulates abroad with educational establishments and local libraries. This allows us not only to disseminate Chilean cultural production and promote reading -especially among children and youth-, but also to strengthen the image of our country abroad.