Ministry of Education to distribute thousands of Bibles in schools next school year
Roberto Fulcar announced the launch of the National Plan for the Promotion of Books and Reading.
The Minister of Education, Roberto Fulcar, announced today that they would distribute thousands of Bibles in schools in the Dominican Republic for the next school year.
The official announced within the framework of the launch of the National Plan for the Promotion of Books and Reading, organized by the Ministry of Education.
“We are going to distribute thousands and thousands of Bibles, because we want reading in its broadest sense, because we want reading as an exercise of freedom, as a free exercise, as an exercise in love and as an exercise in self-confidence. Let no one tell us that this or that book should not be read,” Fulcar said in making the announcement.
“We have to help people understand that we must empower and that we must build a spirit of free construction of ideas and thoughts,” he added.
During the Plan launch at the Pedro Henríquez Ureña National Library, the minister added that reading builds generations of free, transformative, and tolerant men and women.
The National Plan for the Promotion of Books and Reading includes holding festivals, exchanging books by national and foreign authors, and reading days in schools, among other activities to be developed during the next school year.