KBF to introduce reading app
The National Foundation for the Children’s Book Festival (KBF) Suriname will introduce its mobile reading application ‘Lees je Wijs’ on Monday. The introduction of the reading app is part of the foundation’s efforts to promote Universal Children’s Day. The KBF aims at promoting reading pleasure and contributing to education through the use of modern technology. The reading app will be launched at the TMIL- center located at the state university. This year the United Nations Children’s Fund has teamed up with over 200 prominent writers from around the globe to commemorate Universal Children’s Day. UN spokesman Farhan Haq said Monday that novelists, playwrights and poets have contributed tiny stories of around seven lines each for the campaign ahead of UNICEF’s 70th anniversary on Dec. 11. Nigeria’s Chimamanda Adichie, Brazil’s Paulo Coelho and Britain’s Christina Lamb were among the authors who contributed stories on the theme: “What I want from every child.” The weeklong campaign, which was conceptualized by Finnish First Lady Jenni Haukio, ends on Nov. 20 – the anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.