“Warsha” is a pioneering initiative launched by the Etisalat Award in 2013 on its fifth anniversary. This initiative aims to discover and nurture a new generation of Arab talents in the field of children's books, including authors, illustrators, and publishers who target the age group between 0 and 18 years old.
Heralding a major leap forward in the promotion of authentic Arabic children’s literature, The Etisalat Award allocated 300,000 dirhams for the “Warsha” initiative, which aim is to support and inspire a new generation of writers, illustrators, and publishers who are passionate about creating Arabic books for children and young adults in the infant to 18 year age range.
The goal is to motivate the creation of short stories, picture books, and novels that offer children doorways to fantastic and imaginary worlds and that and ultimately instil a love of Arabic books into the hearts of children for generations to come.
This innovative programme will offer workshops in Illustration, Writing, and Publishing with the aim of building the capacities of young individuals in the creation of books that are both rooted in local Arabic culture and that soar to meet international standards. The workshops will be presented in the UAE and abroad by internationally acclaimed trainers and specialists in the fields of Children’s and Young Adult literature.
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A groundbreaking initiative, the WARSHA – Etisalat Award Workshops for Children’s Books aims to nurture a new generation of talented Arab authors, illustrators and publishers of Arabic children’s books targeted at the infant to 18 age group.
Launched by Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s literature in 2013 on the occasion of its fifth anniversary, WARSHA seeks to build the capacities of the next generation of writers, illustrators and publishers. The aim is to equip and inspire talented individuals to create books that are rooted in local Arabic culture and that soar to meet international standards – short stories, picture books and novels that offer children a doorway to fantastic and imaginary worlds and that will ultimately instil a love for reading into generations to come.
If you are a Professor, Organization, Institute or Expert in any of the above fields and interested being part of this exciting initiative by presenting a workshop for the target group, please register your name with us. firstname.lastname@example.org
Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (ETISALAT)
Founded in 1976, Emirates Telecommunication Corporation (Etisalat) provides telecommunication services in the UAE, and is one of the Middle East’s leading providers of telecom services, media and equipment.
Emirates Telecommunications Corporation(ETISALAT)
Founded in 1976, Emirates Telecommunication Corporation (Etisalat) provides telecommunication services in the UAE, and is one of the Middle East’s leading providers of telecom services, media and equipment. Etisalat offers a variety of hi-tech telecommunication, wireless communication and data communication services, which are provided in conjunction with its subsidiaries: Emirates Vision, Emirates Telecommunications and Marine Services. It also owns stakes in Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications, Zanzibar Telecom Limited and Etihad Etisalat (Mobily).
Etisalat is recognized as a telecom leader,, offering various telecommunication services such as fixed lines, mobile and Internet services across the UAE, helping make it one of the most advanced countries in the world in the telecoms sector.
Etisalat was ranked among the top 140 companies in the world in terms of market capitalization by the Financial Times. It also came in 6th among the top 100 companies in the Middle East in terms of revenues and market capitalization, according to the London-based The Middle East Magazine. It is currently one of the largest contributors to the Federal Budget, and is an award-winning socially responsible corporation.
The UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY)
The UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) is the local branch in the United Arab Emirates of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). Founded in Switzerland in 1953, IBBY is an international network of individuals and organizations.
The UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) is the national section in the United Arab Emirates of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). Founded in Switzerland in 1953, IBBY is an international network of people from more than 81 countries who are committed to bringing books and children together.
The UAEBBY was officially established as a non-profit, non-governmental organisation on January 1, 2010, following IBBY’s approval of the United Arab Emirates as a member. This was a direct result of the efforts of Bodour Al Qasimi, Founder/CEO of Kalimat Publishing House and Patron of the UAEBBY.
The UAEBBY aims to develop the children's book industry in the UAE, to promote a reading culture among children and to further build the capacities and capabilities of practitioners in the field of children’s literature.