Tel Aviv PE Donates Books to Migrant Workers' Library donation donation 3


22 July 2012, Tel Aviv – The Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv, headed by Ambassador Generoso D.G. Calonge, donated books to the "Garden Library" commonly known as the Migrant Workers' Library in Tel Aviv. The donated books are bilingual (Filipino-English) children's story books, story teller guides, special cultural publications and coloring books. The Embassy again partnered with the Adana Publications in the Philippines for this endeavor. It will be recalled that the Embassy donated books in March 2011 which provided the library with a Filipiñana section / collection.

The library, located at the Levinsky Park near Tachana Merkazit (Central Bus Station) is open to the public, particularly to the children of migrant workers in Israel. Its purpose is to encourage them and especially their children to read, discover other cultures and learn more about their own cultural heritage. donation 4Mr. Eyal Feder, currently the manager of the library, received the humble donation from the Philippine Embassy. He provided the Ambassador with background information about the library, its mission and vision and how it operates with respect to the management of the books. It is literally an open library comprised of two bookcases, which are supported by the walls of a public shelter. The taller structure contains books for the adult readers while the shorter ones are children's books.

Mr. Feder informed the Ambassador that there are more than 3,000 books in their collection and they are in the process of procuring more in the coming days. The available books in the library are biographies, literature, references, art, young adults and children collected from donors from different nations / cultures who migrated in Israel.

Mr. Feder also noted that MESILA, an Israeli NGO, provides assistance in operating and managing the library.