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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

Kalimat Foundation donates books to children in refugee camps

The initiative aims to preservethe Arabic language, culture and traditions.

Books from 100 libraries have been donated to young Arab refugees in camps across the world.

The books were collected by the Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment as part of an initiative to preserve the Arabic language, culture and traditions.

The initiative was launched on the side-lines of the 36th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair after which, the Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, donated the first set of books for the first library.

“Children in unfortunate circumstances and from war-torn countries have very limited access to sources of knowledge, especially books that would allow them to explore the world and give them hope, and through the ‘Pledge a Library’ initiative, we look forward to seeing institutions, VIPs and individuals contribute to bringing about change in the lives of those children by giving them access to books,” said Amna Al Mazimi, manager of KF.

Organisations including Sharjah Media Council, Sharjah Book Authority, Knowledge without Borders, Sharjah Islamic Bank, the ‘1001 Titles’ initiative, Sharjah Ladies Club and the UAE Board on Books for Young People, among others are participating in the initiative.