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Event Report: Story Telling Session: Che Guevara The Kind Traveller

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A successful storytelling session at the IHRC Bookshop, on Saturday 19 October, the IHRC Bookshop hosted “Che Guevara, The Kind Traveller”, told by the author Zainab Zahra with brilliant illustrations by Iffath Zahra.

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Children in general have an innate love of stories as stories create magic and a sense of wonder at the world. Stories teach children about life, about themselves and the world they live in. Storytelling is a unique way for young minds to develop an understanding, respect and appreciation for other cultures and religions. The aim of this story telling session for children was to promote a positive attitude towards people and life in general, as storytelling offers insights into universal life experiences and help children consider new ideas and to welcome children alongside parents to show the importance of reading as well as to give the children a chance to interact with other children and share their ideas as well.

“The Kind Traveller”, read by Zainab Zahra, taught the young audience that Allah created everyone equally because in the sight of Allah we are all the same and everyone deserves respect and to live with dignity.  There is no concept of oppression in Islam and the author through the story explained how one can achieve their goal and fight injustice by standing up against the tyrant/oppressor and with unity and faith together we can achieve victory. The children were taught an important lesson through storytelling and they learned some of the basic Islamic principles such as unity, brotherhood and altruism. The children were given a chance to answer questions, posed by the author and participate in discussing the story of “Che Guevara”. The children actively engaged in the session as they were given the opportunity to answer and ask questions.

The children had the chance to read a story book of their choice to the rest of the audience and they enjoyed it thoroughly. It was a lovely afternoon and alongside children parents also found the session interesting and the story captivating.

We would like to thank everyone who came and hope to see more of you in our future events. Join our mailing list to keep up to date with our events and campaign.

Recording of the story will be live soon on this page.

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