• Our Mission

    Empower the disadvantaged and visually impaired children and uphold their right to read

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    4 continents – 31 countries – over 160,000 children

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  • Our Stories

    Books in young hands, promises delivered and unbounded joy

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Our Impact


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

“I’m so excited to read this book, bring it back and borrow more, thank you!”.

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The Princess and the Prose

The first few years were a nightmare.

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My Super Hero

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


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