As Part Of The Dubai International Program For Writing Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation Launches Workshop Led by Tunisian Writer Wafa Mezghani
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF), a leader in the dissemination and transfer and localisation of knowledge, has launched the second phase of the Writing category as part of its Dubai International Program for Writing, featuring a workshop led by Tunisian writer Wafa Mezghani. The workshop, which will be conducted over six months, will offer training to 10 Emirati writers to enhance their talents in the field of writing for children.
On the occasion, His Excellency Jamal bin Huwaireb, Managing Director of MBRF, said: “The Dubai International Program for Writing, which was launched under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Foundation, aims through its categories – Writing and Writers Exchange – to produce a generation of youth talent in the field of writing. Our effort is to provide training to refine their literary capabilities with the help of a group of experts and pioneers in various fields of writing from the Arab world.”
Tunisian writer Wafa Mezghani commended MBRF’s efforts in the dissemination of knowledge and the promotion of writing capacity for youth talent. “Investing in children means investing in the future. The UAE and its institutions have realised the importance of preparing for the future, and has therefore introduced programmes and initiatives that improve the talents and potential of the UAE and Arab children,” she said.
The workshop on Writing for Children comes within the strategy to encourage creative writing in this field in order to enrich the Arabic library with content that encourages innovation and builds the character and knowledge of the children of the 21st century. The workshop will improve the quality of writing by inspiring creative ideas and offering advanced education mechanisms to stimulate the imagination of the participants.
The author Wafa Mezghani – the mentor of the Children’s Literature Writing Workshop – specialises in children’s literature in the Arab World; she is a teacher in the Tunisian University and a researcher in the children and women culture. Mezghani was also the Head of Research Department in Children Culture till 2013, and the Head of the International Board on Books for Young People- Tunisia (TUNiBBy), and she is jury member of many children’s book competitions.