Israel Promotes Reading in Myanmar

February 2014

“An Israeli bestseller children’s book has been translated from Hebrew into Myanmar language in a bid to promote reading among young children in the Southeast Asian country.

Israel Ambassador Hagay Behar and author Michal Snunit with children in Myanmar Photo: Embassy of Israel, Yangon.

Israel Ambassador Hagay Behar and author Michal Snunit with children in Myanmar.
Photo: Embassy of Israel, Yangon.

Israeli author Michal Snunit’s The Soul Bird, which was first published in 1985, was translated as part of the framework and the events celebrating the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Myanmar, the Israeli embassy in Yangon said.

As part of the project’s next stage, the embassy will donate thousands of the book’s copies to schools and public libraries throughout the country.”

Read full article in Myanmar Business Today.

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