German-Arabic children′s books: ″Einfach Lesen!″ – Just read! — Qantara de | Goethe’s children′s books for young refugees and their parents

Friendly trams and wandering frogs: the Goethe-Institut is using children′s books in German and Arabic to make it easier for young refugees and their parents to come into contact with the new language and country. A visit to a refugee shelter in Berlin shows how well the “Einfach lesen!” project is being received. By Patrick…

United Kingdom:″Songs and Stories for Syrians″- Bridging the cultural gap — By Marcia Lynx Qualey on Qantara de

This February, a community centre in south-western England hosted a pioneering ″Songs and Stories for Syrians″: a weekend of art, literature and music not only for the enjoyment of Syria′s youngest refugees, but also for the English children who will live and learn alongside them. Marcia Lynx Qualey has the details https://player.vimeo.com/video/97304010 The weekend′s events,…

A Children’s Book Introduces German Kids to the True Story of Syrian Refugees — by Public Radio International on Global Voices org

Rahaf and her family fleeing Homs, Syria to Germany. Credit: Jan Birck This article by Lucy Martirosyan originally appeared on PRI.org on June 20, 2016, and is republished here as part of a content-sharing agreement. There are now more than 65 million people displaced by conflict in the world, the highest level ever recorded. Half of these refugees are…

Finding Beauty in Difference|Children Books in Bangladesh on pluralism by AKF and partners — Article and graphics by Fayeka Zabeen Siddiqua on The Daily Star net

Curiosity doesn’t quite capture one’s imagination as it does during childhood. It is the time when children make candid observations, give honest opinions and ask questions, especially when they see something that seems unfamiliar. They master different concepts. Teaching them pluralism and the value of tolerance is thus important so that they don’t judge people…

Kyrgyzstan: Aga Khan Foundation presents new books for children — Kabar Kg News

Bishkek, April 28 / Kabar /. New children’s books, developed by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and Kyrgyzstan Mountain Societies Development Support Program (MSDSP KG), were officially launched during a roundtable on 25 April, in the presence of senior officials from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic. Around 60 participants including…

Hijab of the Eyes – From Sufi Comics com

Sufi Comics: Hijab of the Eyes We live in a world where modern man is seen as nothing more than a glorified animal whose purpose is to maximize his sensory & sensual pleasures. It’s a world where we’re constantly bombarded with images of sexuality, and lowering the Gaze has become uncool. Is “seeing” nothing more…

AKTC Launches Guidebook of Humayun’s Tomb for Children – AKDN Press Centre

  Let’s Explore Humayun’s TombDelhi, 22 November 20011 — Humayun’s Tomb, one of India’s 26 World Heritage Sites, is visited by over 300,000 school children every year. But until recently, they did not have a child-friendly guide book to the site. With the launch of “Let’s Explore Humayun’s Tomb”, that is set to change. The…

The Case of the Animals versus Man: A New Children’s Publication July 2010

Source:  Institute of Ismaili studies In association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies, Dar al-Saqi in Beirut has recently published a colourfully illustrated book for children aged 13-14 in Arabic, entitled Da‘wa al-hayawan did al-insan ‘inda malik al-jann (The Case of the Animals against Man before the King of the Jinn). Adapted from the original…