Logos Hope arrives in Guyana

first_imgLogos Hope, the world’s largest floating bookfair, has touched the shores of Guyana. The ship has docked at the National Shipping Corporation wharf in La Penitence, Georgetown, and is now officially open to the public.The ship will be in Guyana for 11 days.Students at Logos Hope’s bookfairWith a fee of $200 for adults and children under the age of 12 and senior citizens will be admitted for free, Guyanese will be able to experience over 5000 different genres of books in a total of half a million of books in the Logos Hope ship.Media Relations Officer of Logos Hope Nicolas Suarez told Guyana Times that they are elated to show Guyanese again what they have to offer after visiting the country for about three years.Logos Hope Media Relations Officer Nicolas Suarez“The bookfair is like the heart of the ship, we are proud to show this and to share with the community about different types of books and as we would normally say, to bring help, knowledge and hope to this community. So basically, the knowledge through the books we share with you guys”.Suarez further added that the ship has other events besides the bookfair and they are very excited to share these events with the public.“Our main event is about Narnia, so we are very excited to share this event because it’s the first time again we are sharing it in English, so our crewmembers are really enjoying this time and practising about this drama again because it is in English,” he explained.Persons buying books at the Logos Hope bookfairThe ship’s representative said that apart from onboard events, there are also onshore events. He said on onshore events they share in schools, prisons, and different places as a means of showing love to communities.“We really enjoy it here and we are looking forward to giving the best to this community and to this country,” he said.Just recently, in a press conference by the Logos Hope team, representatives announced that they will be visiting various organisations to make charitable contributions.Some of the places that will be visited, according to Logos Hope representative Samuel Scheer, are the Georgetown prisons, where inmates will be given reading glasses to improve their literacy; hospitals, where encouragement and hope will be spread, and to several schools in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Meanwhile, the ship has a welcome area where persons are being introduced to the ship and an international café, which has ice cream, popcorn and other snacks on sale.MV Logos Hope is operated by GBA Ships eV, an international non-profit organisation registered in Germany. Since 1970, the organisation has welcomed more than 47 million visitors in over 160 countries and territories worldwide.last_img read more