• Our Mission

    We serve vulnerable and visually disabled children, equipping and empower...

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  • The Road to Empowerment

    4 continents – 19 countries – over 140,000 children...

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  • Stories, Happiness and Hope Restored

    Books in young hands, promises delivered and unbounded joy...

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OUR REACH


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PLEDGE A LIBRARY INITIATIVE

An innovative initiative which aims to help refugee and immigrant children in need, reaching them in the camps and the countries they immigrated to. The initiative provides a portable library of 100 books in Arabic language to keep the  children in touch with their mother tongue, their traditions and original Arabian identity.

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  • Destinations Reached

ARA INITIATIVE

An initiative which aims at serving the blind and visually impaired, as well as those with reading difficulties; through contributing to their empowerment, by facilitating their access to books and educational mediums that complement their abilities and enrich their knowledge, enhancing their integration into society.

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Sharjah

World Book Capital 2019

The Emirate of Sharjah was chosen by UNESCO as the World Book Capital for 2019 for its tremendous efforts to make reading available to as many people as possible. UNESCO's World Book Capitals Program is an initiative launched in 1996 that seeks to encourage and promote publishing activities at the local and global levels by nominating the best year-long city program to support book reading. In addition to promoting peace, cultural enrichment and intercultural dialogue through education, communication and information sharing.

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Sharjah chosen by UNESCO for 2019

Kalimat Foundation celebrated Sharjah's inauguration as World Book Capital 2019 with two events under the umbrella of it's two initiatives, 'Ara' and 'Pledge A Library'.

World Braille Day Event

Al Zaatari Camp Event

Sharjah is the 19th city to become World Book Capital. .

Stories, Happiness and Hope Restored

The first few years were a nightmare.

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My Super Hero

They burst out of the doors like little rays of sunshine and despite all their difficult circumstances everything seemed perfect at that moment in time.

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RAYS OF SUNSHINE: A VISIT TO ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP

All he wanted was a book. It was his first encounter with the Arabic alphabets in print form and he was mesmerized by the words and illustrations.

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The Alphabets of Happiness

AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING! This was what Yusuf blurted out when I asked him what he thought of his new gift.

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ACKNOWLEDGING THE DREAM CATCHER: A GREATER SENSE OF HOPE AT THE EMIRATI-JORDANIAN REFUGEE CAMP

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