Knowledge without Borders introduces children to a world of reading and creativity at SCRF 2018

06:19 PM | 25 Apr, 2018
Knowledge without Borders introduces children to a world of reading and creativity at SCRF 2018
SHARJAH - Knowledge without Borders (KwB), a Sharjah-based cultural initiative dedicated to fostering a culture of reading in the Emirati society, is participating with a diverse package of educational events, entertainment activities and workshops, in the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SRCF 2018), which runs until April 28.

KwB’s participation aims to elevate its prominence on the local cultural landscape, as it continues its efforts to build an educated generation, nurtured with the knowledge of arts, culture, and science. As part of its participation at SCRF 2018, KwB has presented a rich programme of events and activities to young visitors, seeking to develop their love for books, culture, and reading.

At a workshop titled ‘Make Your Doll from Your Story’, young crafts makers use everyday recyclable materials like scraps of cloth, sponge, and more, to create the main protagonist of the book, Umm Al Subianne (The Mother of Two Boys), published by the Kalimat Group.

The KwB puppet show, called Zeyad and the Truth takes the young audience on a journey of suspense and excitement, probing them to compare the value of honesty with the bad habit of lying as they see the interactions between young Zeyad and his mother.

The puppet show is based on the Kalimat Group publication of the same title written by Tim Hobgood and illustrated by David Tasiman. It beautifully encapsulates Zeyad’s inner conflict after a wrong act, which he knows will upset his mother. The story urges children to listen to the advice of their parents and choose friends who will add value to their lives.

Children are also being treated to a series of storytelling sessions of Umm Al Subianne, Wise teacher and Student, by Ansam Jameel, and illustrated by Zahra Mohammed Ali, which was supported by KwB’s ‘1001 Titles’ initiative.

KwB is also showcasing its ‘Coffee and Book’ initiative for the first time in SCRF. A fund-raising initiative, Coffee, and Book aims to encourage children to support humanitarian initiatives with the purchase of a coffee at the KwB stand. The proceeds generated from the coffee sale will be donated to charitable organisations in the UAE.

As part of the Coffee and Book event, a knowledge cart is being taken around the KwB stand, offering a variety of books to young visitors.  An interactive quiz based on the content of these books is being held periodically as a way of encouraging the youth to read.

Through its programme of cultural and entertainment activities at SCRF 2018, KwB seeks to foster a love of good conduct in children and enhance the culture of giving, teach them the values of tolerance derived from religious legacy and help others in need – qualities manifested in the book Wise Teacher and Student.

“Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival is one of the most prominent cultural events for children and young adults. It has become a platform for publishing houses and everyone else associated with the regional and international children’s literature industry. The fact that the most illustrious names in the field, who have made great contributions to enrich children’s knowledge, are here, speaks volumes about the festival’s stature and outreach at local, regional and international levels,” said,  Noura bin Hadiya, the manager of KwB.

“Stemming from our eagerness to achieve our goals of advancing children’s culture and literature, we are offering a diversified programme of workshops and activities throughout the11-day extravaganza with a view to sparking children’s curiosity and creativity,” she added.

Through its participation, KwB seeks to expand children’s intellectual abilities. It also seeks to introduce the community to their unique initiative, which aims to strengthen Sharjah’s status as a hub of science and culture, as well as to reinforce SCRF’s position as one of the UAE’s and the region’s most popular and impressive cultural events for children and the youth.


Nozair Hanif Mirza
Nozair Hanif Mirza

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 25, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on September 25, 2023 (Monday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 292 295.15
Euro EUR 317 317
UK Pound Sterling GBP 372.5 376
U.A.E Dirham AED 81.5 82.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 78.55 79.3
Australian Dollar AUD 198 200
Bahrain Dinar BHD 781.13 789.13
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.22 40.62
Danish Krone DKK 42.35 42.75
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 317 320
Indian Rupee INR 37.93 38.28
Japanese Yen JPY 1.92 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 951.03 960.03
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.23 176.23
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.72 770.72
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 217 219
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 325.12 327.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.31 8.46

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 25, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 214,700 on Monday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs184,070.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 25 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Karachi PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Islamabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Peshawar PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Quetta PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Sialkot PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Attock PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Gujranwala PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Jehlum PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Multan PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Bahawalpur PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Gujrat PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Nawabshah PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Chakwal PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Hyderabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Nowshehra PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Sargodha PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Faisalabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Mirpur PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590


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