Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment (KF), a Sharjah-based non-profit organisation working to fulfil the basic right of every child to read, has offered 600 Arabic books to six humanitarian organisations in Greece, coinciding with the UAE embassy’s “Week of Tolerance” celebrations in the country.
Reading is a time-tested method to improve children’s emotional health, enhance their communication skills, and aid their creativity and personality development. Reading allows them a window into a world of fascinating experiences that emerge from imaginative stories. From its characters, children learn how to deal with challenges they may face in life, and finally, reading together is a wonderful way to strengthen the parent-child bond.
The Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA), and the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa), in partnership with Kalimat Group, have launched a new initiative called the Future Changemakers, aimed at utilising remote learning to instill critical thinking skills, creativity, imagination, and the entrepreneurial mindset among stay-at-home students, amid Covid-19 concerns. The initiative takes a holistic approach at engaging students of all ages, from kindergarten till grade 12.
Rewayat, an imprint of Kalimat, launches a summer reading drive which will run till mid-September; winners can enjoy new cultures around the globe.
This came during an event organised by KF at the Romanioly Elementary School, Bologna, Italy, on the sidelines of its participation in the recently concluded Bologna Children’s Book Fair (BCBF) 2022, where Sharjah was celebrated as the Guest of Honour.