Banco del Libro receives UNESCO award

Yesterday, Banco del Libro was announced as one of three recipients of the UNESCO-Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for outstanding practice and performance in enhancing the effectiveness of teachers. Congratulations from the ALMA award office!

The UNESCO prize is awarded every two years, consists of US $270.000 and is divided between three winners. The two other recipients are the Rato Bangala Foundation in Nepal, and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Schools Enrichment Centre in South Africa.

Non-profit institution and reading promoter Banco del Libro from Venezuela received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award of 2007, and will be featured at the ALMA anniversary exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair March 19-22.

Link to UNESCO here.

The Banco del Libro promotes reading, organizes libraries for schools and the public and develops evaluation tools to recommend books for children in Venezuela. Photo: Banco del Libro.

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