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Arabic-Turkish Bilingual Children Books Ready For Distribution!

Zeyna ve Aziz Suriye Gezisi

While Zeyna and Aziz stroll on the magic carpet and fly over Syria, we all follow them in their journey and learn about cultural and historical diversity of Syria.
The project “Syrian Cultural Heritage for Children: Books and Games” aims to establish an alternative ground for cultural dialogue among children, create an opportunity for Turkish children to become familiar with Syrian cultural heritage and support Syrian children with creative materials that rely on the cultural richness of that geography. The story of Zeyna and Aziz are designed and published in Arabic and Turkish as bilingual books for 2 different age groups.

First edition of Zeyna and Aziz is shared with NGOs, community centers and temporary education centers free of charge. They have been used for a variety of different children activities and interactive story telling sessions during 2017.

Now, second edition of the two books are ready! Civil initiatives, voluntary organizations, NGOs and community centers have access to these books free of charge on demand. Please contact us for your book requests for different age groups.


Third book of the project, is an adaptation of the short animation film “Hadia” by Sinem Sakaoğlu.

“Hadia” has premiered at one of the internationally renowned film festivals, namely Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and has been awarded by Liv Ullmann Peace Prize and Best Animation Second Place.

Graphic design and plot of the book are based on the animation film in which Tarek, a six years old boy from Aleppo re-establishes ties to the past and builds new friendships in the new city he lives.

“Hadia”, the third of book of the project, will be shared with civil initiatives, voluntary organizations, NGOs and community centers free of charge on demand as of December 2017. Please contact us for your book requests.

The project is implemented with the support of US Embassy, Ankara, Chrest Foundation and Open Society Foundation.