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Winning Books for Children with Special Needs Announced

Fourteen Arabic Books from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria to be awarded by the Anna Lindh Foundation in support of Children with Special Needs.

Alexandria, Egypt – 1 March 2011: The Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation has officially announced the results of the first regional competition for “The Best Fiction Book for Children with Special Needs.”   The Fourteen Books selected this year tackle a range of disabilities from visual impairment to mental disability through the medium of fiction in an informative and entertaining manner and are physically adapted for use by children with special needs.  This book competition, which was launched in September 2010, aims to promote reading for pleasure among children with special needs, through providing them with access to quality children’s books available in the Arabic language. 

The chosen works (arranged by country): 

  • Keifa Nara El-Ashi’a| Published by: Boustany’s Publishing House, Egypt.
  • E’ndama Tatkalm El-Asabe’e| Published by: Boustany’s Publishing House, Egypt.
  • Farhana wa Sadik Moukhtalef Hakan| Published by: Elias Modern Publishing House, Egypt.
  • Homary Bedoun Zeil | Published by: Elias Modern Publishing House, Egypt.
  • Ser El-Hagar El-Abiad | Published by: Elias Modern Publishing House, Egypt.
  • Al-Atbak El-Ta’era | Published by: Elias Modern Publishing House, Egypt.
  • Aklet El-Samak | Published by: Elias Modern Publishing House, Egypt.
  • Resala Men Noor | Published by: Nahdet Misr Publishing Group, Egypt.
  • El-Sandouk| Published by: Nahdet Misr Publishing Group, Egypt.
  • Al-Bab La Yanfateh | Published by: Interactive Knowledge School Management, Jordan.
  • Bilal wa Amer | Published by: Al Hadaek Group, Lebanon.
  • Yowmoun Moumayaz | Published by: Syndicate of Special Education Teachers, Lebanon.
  • Al-Battal Al-Sa’ed | Published by: Syndicate of Special Education Teachers, Lebanon.
  • Leila Roudy Alaya | Published by: Amal Syrian Association for Disabled, Syria.

The Arab Children Literature Regional Programme will support the publisher of the winning works through buying 150 copies for the programme to be distributed in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine among public libraries, schools and charity organisations.

The “Arab Children Literature Programme” of the Anna Lindh Foundation is a regional programme launched in 2006 with the support of SIDA, and seeks to strengthen the intellectual, social and emotional development of children in the Arab region through developing children literature and promoting reading for pleasure.  The programme is being implemented in the five focus countries of the program; Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria.

For more information on the programme, please contact:

E-Mail: children.literature@bibalex.org

Telephone: (+203) 483 444 7

Mobile: (+20) 10 855 74 99

Programme Website: www.arabchildrensliterature.com

ALF Website: www.euromedalex.org