U.S. Embassy Facilitates Book Endowment

In the month of March, the U.S. Embassy facilitated the presentation of over one thousand books to academic institutions and schools in Malta.

The endowment featured volumes of American classics such as Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Cat in the Hat by world-renowned children’s author Dr. Suess.  The presentation also included newer publications on recycling and environmental stewardship, in keeping with the U.S. Embassy’s commitment to these themes and practices to maintain its LEED Silver “green” building certification.  In addition, the donation included law books in a multitude of legal areas contributing to students’ knowledge on the U.S. legal system.  These academic resources are intended to benefit Maltese and Gozitan schools, students, and educators.  In an age of internet, this initiative compliments efforts to nurture and support a culture of reading in schools.

The presentation of these materials was made possible through the U.S. Embassy’s partnership with the Ministry for Education’s National Literacy Agency, the Faculty of Laws at the University of Malta, Verdala International School, Quality Schools International, and GLOBE Malta.

The promotion of academic partnership and exchange between the United States and Malta is a fundamental priority of the U.S. Embassy.  U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Gwendolyn “Wendy” Green said, “We are proud of our longstanding partnership in education with the Ministry for Education, the University of Malta, and international schools to support creativity and literacy.”

If you would like to request educational resources on American history and culture for a classroom or other facility, please contact usembmalta@state.gov.  Books will be distributed on a first come first served basis.

If you are interested in organizing a tour of the U.S. Embassy’s environmentally-friendly features for students over 16 years old, please also contact us at usembmalta@state.gov.