28 DECEMBER 2018
COMPLIMENTARY CULTURAL HERITAGE BOOKS DELIVERED TO 74 EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN PENANG
The Cultural Heritage Book Gifting 2018 programme held in conjunction with the 10th anniversary celebration of the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site has been a success, with 74 schools, colleges and universities participating in the programme to receive complimentary cultural heritage books.
Initiated by George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI), the programme aimed to promote heritage education in schools and cultivate the younger generation’s knowledge and interest in the history and cultural heritage of Penang.
Each participating educational institution received the set of books worth RM750, consisting of these titles – Epitaph: The Northam Road Protestant Cemetery (Volumes 1 and 2), George Town: Our Stories, George Town’s Historic Commercial and Civic Precincts, Little India of George Town, Memori di George Town, Penang: The Fourth Presidency of India 1805 – 1830 (Volume 2: Fire, Spice and Edifice), and Penang’s Living Legacy – Heritage Traders of George Town.
Through discussions with the schools’ heads, principals, teachers, librarians, and students, the team of GTWHI gained a better understanding of their efforts and initiatives to incorporate cultural heritage in the learning environment, and how they are also implementing ways to engage the students in heritage. Some of the schools are also participating in the Cultural Heritage Education Programme, jointly curated by GTWHI and Arts-ED.
For more information on the books, visit https://www.gtwhi.com.my/shop