The place, where the Ukrainian audio guides are presented, is Fort Jesus, the historical landmark located on Mombasa Island, the main touristic city of the country.
Fort Jesus is the unique fortification that became a real outpost of Europeans in the Indian Ocean. Since 2011, the fort is put on the list of UNESCO World Heritage. Ukrainian will become the first language available at the 400-year-old fort.
“The guides are a small part of such large-scale direction as cultural diplomacy. For the development of international relations, it is necessary to make systematic and gradual steps. The main aim of the project with audio guides is to promote the Ukrainian language all over the world to make people know about it and hear it everywhere, where it is possible,” Olena Zelenska said.
It is the 25th audio guide in the Ukrainian language in the world and the first in South Africa region. The project of the first lady on the launch of the Ukrainian language audio guides covered a number of the world-famous museums, particularly, the Louvre Palace and Versailles in France, the Albertina and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Austria, Dolmabahçe Palace and Göreme National Park in Turkey, Latvian National Museum of Art, Maritime Museum in Montenegro, Colosseum and Roman Forum in Italy, National Museum of Fine Arts named after Gapar Aitiev in Kirgizia, as well as bus tour at Vilnius and Vilnius-Trakai route in Lithuania.