Our members run a wide range of activities and programmes to promote and encourage reading and raise literacy levels.
During 2015-2017, Kitabistan organized the “Reading Club” for young people to enhance their understanding of the books they read and to learn about the opinions of other readers on those books. In weekly discussions, readers chose a book and shared their views on the book and its author. These discussions were broadcast live on social […]read more
Kitabistan’s work on spreading alternative information is not limited to translating and printing books. We also organize conferences, called Kitabistan Talks, where academics from various countries give lectures. During these conferences, authors present their latest publications and experts in their fields speak on various important topics. The main goal of the Kitabistan Talks project is […]read more
The Honorary Kitabistan Citizen Award
The Honorary Kitabistan Citizen Award is bestowed upon individuals who contribute peace, democracy, human rights, freedom of expression, gender equality, environmental protection, and education – principles that are noted in Kitabistan’s conception. The award recognizes those who have contributed significantly to these values globally through their activities and creativity. Prof Wolf Linder and Prof Sean […]read more
By Reading They Grow
Pilot reading promotion program in public healthcare settings of the Attica region. Focused on families with young children, “By Reading They Grow” is implemented in collaboration with community health professionals working in 10 public primary healthcare settings in Attica region, in areas with large numbers of vulnerable families. The main purpose of the program is […]read more
Aqra d-dar / Read at Home
The Aqra d-Dar/Read at Home scheme ensures that students aged 3 to 16 are provided with attractive and diverse books they can read at the comfort of their homes. Through this scheme, all primary, middle and secondary students can borrow up to six books, three in Maltese and three in English to be chosen from age-appropriate catalogues […]read more
Nwar Family Literacy Programme
Nwar is an after-school, family literacy programme for primary school pupils who have not acquired the required basic literacy skills. Literacy tutors who have followed a professional development course in literacy, provide systematic literacy intervention to these students as well as encourage, up-skill and motivate parents/guardians who are required to accompany the student. Sessions are […]read more
Let’s read together!
Open-air event for the celebration of the International Literacy Day 2023 The event is addressed to children 0-14 years old and takes place in a park under the trees. It consists of parallel reading aloud sessions in several languages, special spaces with books for children who wish to read independently and a multilingual free book […]read more
World Book Day
Every year on April 23rd, around one million children throughout Germany receive a book as part of the UNESCO World Book Day. The initiative, called ‘Ich schenk dir eine Geschichte’ (I Give You a Story), aims to inspire children with an exciting story, fostering their love for reading and strengthening their literacy skills. Various activities […]read more