It's a proud moment for any school when their student becomes an author of a book. But there are no words to describe our feelings when not 1, not 2, but 12, yes, 12 students became authors. And their books were launched in a formal event on Sunday, 16th July 2017 at a Book Launch attended by representatives of NGO's working in the very areas the children wrote about.
The children worked with conservationist and nature educator, K. Ramnath Chandrashekhar for a period of 2 months. They wrote books on environmental and social issues to raise peoples' awareness and consciousness about the problems we are facing as a society. And in typical child fashion, they outlined innocent solutions full of hope!
Ramnath's skillful mentoring helped students choose their themes, imagine stories, pen down the words, and illustrate their books. Books dealt with deforestation, honey adulteration, animals eating garbage, ruin of wastelands, dying trees, rainwater harvesting.
Books are available for viewing at https://issuu.com/alqamaracademy
Congratulations to Mariam Akbar, Anam Fathima, Abdul Majid, Ishal Abdul Azeez (Grade 4)
Iman Akbar, Asfiya, Aayshah Maseerah, Asma Naser, Fathima Abdurraheem, Aathif Ahamed (Grade 6)
Abdurrahman Jamal & Shaheeda Sathik (Grade 7)