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Two local initiatives unite to collect books for needy children

By Muath Freij - Feb 08,2018 - Last updated at Feb 08,2018

Two local initiatives have joined forces in Amman to launch a campaign to collect books for underprivileged children in Jordan (Photo by Muath Freij)

AMMAN — Two local initiatives have joined forces in Amman to launch a campaign to collect books for underprivileged children in Jordan. 

The campaign titled “Kitabi Kitabik” (my book is your book), in collaboration with “Ana Montij” (I am productive), aims to encourage children to read, according to the head of Ana Montij initiative Shan Tsay. 

“Our initiative is aimed at benefiting all family members, and children are the most important part of the family. These books will be distributed to refugees and children from underprivileged families,” she told The Jordan Times. 

Tsay said that they have established collecting points in four locations in Amman so that children can donate books for their less fortunate peers. 

“We asked children to donate books of scientific and cultural significance. Also we called on them to write a nice phrase in the book to encourage others to read. We thought that instead of people throwing away their used books they can donate them for a good cause,” she added. 

Tsay said Kitabi Kitabik is also planning to open a library in Jifar. 

The campaign will run until the end of this month. 

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