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OUP events to help inspire children to read in Pakistan

OUP events to help inspire children to read in Pakistan

04 June 2012

OUP Pakistan today launched a new programme of activities designed to promote reading amongst children in Pakistan.

Dosti Kitabon Sey, or ‘Friendship with Books’ is a series of events designed to highlight the joy of books.

Conducted by the well-known by Pakistani television personality Khaled Anam, the events will run at OUP bookshops in Pakistan throughout June and July.

Anam is a keen supporter of children’s education, and as part of the series he will lead activities including story-telling, book reading, story-building games, puppet shows, and more.

Encouraging children to read forms an important part of OUP Pakistan’s educational publishing programme. The branch produces a wide range of educational resources including storybooks, textbooks, and dictionaries alongside academic and higher education texts.

At the heart of its educational work is a drive to increase literacy in the county, and the Dosti Kitabobn Sey events will play a key role in its efforts in this field. 

OUP Pakistan Managing Director Ameena Saiyid, said: “At Oxford University Press we have always been very conscious of the value of reading, especially for children, because the habit of reading can become a lifetime pursuit if it is acquired in childhood. We therefore welcome and endorse Khaled Anam’s playing 'Pied Piper' to entice children into the magical world of books”.

To find out more see the OUP Pakistan website.