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Nauru Campus Director, Mrs Alamanda Lauti explains about a book to His Excellency Jaroslav Olsa, Jr. Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Philippines, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau and Nauru.

The Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Philippines, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau and Nauru, His Excellency Jaroslav Olsa, Jr.  donated books to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Nauru Campus Library as part of his courtesy visit to the Campus last month.

The range of books  presented to Mrs Alamanda Lauti, Nauru Campus Director, included popular, modern novels by internationally acclaimed Czech authors, along with traditional children’s folk tales, children’s picture books, Czech artists and music composers and a DVD titled, Christmas Miracles in Prague.

As part of his visit, H.E Olsa Jr. talked about how unique an opportunity it was for Czech authored texts to be part of a collection in Nauru.

He discussed the struggle of the Czech people under communism, and how their culture, history, art and musical traditions survive and thrive in the post-communist era.

Nauru Campus Director, Mrs Alamanda Lautiand His Excellency Jaroslav Olsa, Jr. Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Philippines, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau and Nauru.

Mrs Lauti said that the new books will add to the existing library collection and with the relocation to the new Campus the Nauru community will have access to this unique collection.

“We were the only institute to be visited by the Ambassador and we were deeply honoured with that,” Mrs Lauti said.

H.E Olsa Jr. was also given a tour of the Nauru Campus library and stated that he was impressed with the Library environment and the Nauru collection.

The staff at the Campus presented the Ambassador with historical and cultural books of Nauru which he was excited about and was honoured to accept.

He informed them that these books will be added to their Micronesian and Pacific Cultures Collection. He was eager to see what else was available about Nauru, and subsequently purchased a couple of books from the Campus.

H.E Osla Jr. also had the opportunity to chat with students and staff after the formalities.
 


This news item was published on 4 Aug 2017 09:18:03 am. For more information or any High-Res Images, please contact us on email communications@usp.ac.fj


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