28 June 2012

Angola: Child Book Fair At Pace With Government Goals

Luanda — The 5th edition of the Child Garden Book Fair (2012) taking place around the country is an event intended to respond to the Angolan Government's goals contained in the general and specific principles of the country's cultural policy.

This was said by Angolan minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva, during the opening of the event dedicated to children.

The ceremony was witnessed by Luanda governor, Bento Francisco Bento, and his deputy, Jovelina Imperial.

To the minister, besides the Angolan Cultural Policy, the event is part of the principles that guide the National Policy on Book and Promotion of Reading, whose implementation involves all social actors, that is the family, school, community, civil society, media and church.

"Promoting reading habits and economy of culture in the specific conditions of our country, that aspires to progress (...), constitutes a challenge for us all, as the book and reading are crucial elements for the development of contemporary societies , without damage to the values of traditions," said the minister.

The 5th edition of the Child Garden Book Fair will close on Sunday and includes the display and sale and release of books, learning of chant, theatre and drawing, including various plays.

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