THE Authorities of Barbados has expressed gratitude to the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for teaming up with the Nationwide Library Service, to ship Spanish courses for adults in Barbados.
Minister within the Prime Minister’s Workplace with duty for Tradition, John King, was on the time delivering remarks throughout a quick ceremony held over the Zoom on-line platform, for the Launch of the Grownup Spanish Lessons. The ceremony was held not too long ago by the Nationwide Library Service, in partnership with the Venezuelan Institute for Tradition and Co-operation. King’s feedback got here after Performing Director of the Nationwide Library Service, Jennifer Yarde, famous that there has to date been an amazing response to the courses.
“It was certainly very heartening to (see) the overwhelming response (which) we obtained, when the courses had been first marketed. It was fully crammed inside a day and other people had been nonetheless asking for added areas to be created for them to take part,” Yarde revealed.
“This reveals that there’s nonetheless hope for libraries and their response to fulfilling the mandate of connecting individuals and offering programmes that replicate the wants of the communities they service,” she said.
Minister King in the meantime stated, “Right this moment marks one other monumental step in eradicating a big barrier, in our makes an attempt to unify our area and by extension our hemisphere. The Caribbean is dwelling to quite a few official and unofficial languages, together with English, Spanish, French, Dutch and communication inclusive of indigenous and African languages, known as dialect.
“There is no such thing as a doubt that the flexibility to successfully talk can have big advantages for enterprise. Nevertheless, the social implications for the motion of individuals and the change of concepts, can solely improve an already vibrant Caribbean. The extra you possibly can talk with one another, the better it turns into to know one another. It’s by means of communication that you just turn into actual with one another. It’s then that we’re actually in a position to join as a individuals of this area,” he instructed these gathered.
Thanking the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for partnering with the Nationwide Library Service to supply adults with the chance to have interaction within the studying of a brand new language, King stated this not solely aligns completely with the Authorities’s intention to make Barbadians bilingual, but it surely additionally creates a path for them to be world residents in each sense.
Venezuelan Chargé D’ Affaires a.i., Alvaro Sanchez Cordero, additionally spoke effectively of the partnership and the chance introduced to hitch forces and share data.
Greater than 100 Barbadians will start their Spanish research on-line by means of the platform of the Barbados Nationwide Library Service, from Monday, January 18, till March 25, 2021. (RSM)