240 Copies of The Silly Chicken by Idries Shah donated to Kabultec late December 2020.
“Our Afghan refugee families in the Washington, D.C. area will love this beautifully illustrated children’s book. Because it tells a story from Afghanistan the book will bring special joy to the children and parents alike. These families have undergone extreme hardships and struggle with difficult adaptation challenges daily … The short, simple and humorous story in The Silly Chicken … is certain to give all family members a great deal of pleasure.” Read the full letter.
Hoopoe books are now helping Afghan and Syrian refugees stranded in camps in Greece.
"These books are truly amazing, thank you. They are proving very popular, particularly with adults wanting to practice their European languages, but also with children, with everyone! Particularly the Dari books, Afghans are loving them - there is so little else in our collection, as most of our Farsi language books are from Iran and have a Persian bias. They have enriched our collection so we can offer more to our wonderful library users."
Volunteer – ECHO Mobile Library Reading Program, Greece
The Word Has Spread!
We've received another request for books for refugees, this time from the International School of Peace, which provides free school and school supplies for the children among the 20,000 refugees in Lesvos, Greece. The International School of Peace is in need of 33 copies of each of our English-Dari and English-Arabic books by Idries Shah, to distribute to their children from Afghanistan and Syria (726 books total).
Appreciation from The International School of Peace
“The books have arrived and they are beautiful, thank you very much!
"I have some sad news, last Saturday, a week ago our school was burn completely, we are working on the plan of re-building the school, our main goal is to keep educate our students, also in this hard time.
“Due to Corona virus we cannot have an educational activities at the moment, we have decided to give to our students homework and books so the can continue learn also now.
"We gave them some of the great books with explanation of how to work and learn with them.
“Hopefully we will be able to see them soon and see their progress.”
Anat, Headquarters Coordinator – The International School of Peace