The Libertas Foundation was founded in San Pedro in December of 1991. Since 2003 the Libertas Foundation has awarded 135 scholarships to encourage young people to remain in rural parts of the county, to motivate them to better learning and to provide financial aid to disadvantaged families.
The library in Sutivan launched a project to create a collection of books featuring emigrant literature under the title Second Homeland, which has been encouraged by the National and University Library in Zagreb, the State Office for Croats Abroad, the Croatian embassy in Santiago de Chile, the CHF headquarters in Zagreb and by Croatian communities around the world.
Guests of the event were the mayor of city-friend Benkovac, the Benkovac Culture & Arts Association, represented by the Knez Branimir Culture & Arts Society and the Klapa Asseria, and a presentation of the cuisine and wines of the region. The culture and entertainment programme included the performances of the local Chorvatanka and Mala Chorvatanka Culture & Arts Societies.
The collection was presented by the author, Ivanka Zdrilić, the head of the local CHF branch office Maja Mozara, Pavo Jančić and Hrvoje Kačić, with Dubrovnik-based painter Ivana Jovanović Trostmann on hand to read selections from the collection.
The descendants of the family of Santiago Uskoković Sirgo wore white, those of Gregor Uskoković Sirgo wore blue and the descendants of Marko Uskoković Ivanković wore red. This was no coincidence – the intention was to form the colours of the Croatian flag.
As one of its chief sponsors, the Zagreb-based Croatian Heritage Foundation has supported this excellent film festival from its first days
In August the CHF will organise the presentation of Ana Stražičić Rodrigez’s (aka Ana Mljećka) book, The Traditional Croatian Cuisine of the Dubrovnik Region. The author has roots in the island of Mljet and has lived for years in New York with her family.
In the latest issue read all about the first Croatian Emigrant Congress held in Zagreb, the tenth anniversary of Croatian language instruction in Montenegro, the 23rd Folklore Festival in Germany, the “Croatian from the Air” photo exhibition and much, much more.
Exhibition organiser Maja Mozara of the Croatian Heritage Foundation said that the exhibition would also be presented this summer at galleries in Ston and Trogir. On hand to discuss the work of these artists was Zagreb-based art historian Stanko Špoljarić.
Thirty-nine pupils from Uzlop, Trajštof, Štikapron, Matrštof, Klimpuh, Željezno, Gornja Pulja, Celindof and Vorištan visited Varaždin and Zagreb before heading out to the island of Krk.