Kashfi's Children

by Safia Shah in Wincanton, Somerset, United Kingdom


raised so far



Beautifully illustrated books gifted to refugees from war zones such as Ukraine & Afghanistan and children facing hardships around the world

by Safia Shah in Wincanton, Somerset, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 29th December 2021 we'd raised £10,635 with 142 supporters in 42 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

The power of a story  

At Kashfi's Children we passionately believe that books change lives.

1646765845_screen_shot_2022-03-07_at_16.10.28.pngFor displaced families receiving a book in your own language is enormously reassuring - dual language books are both a statement of inclusion and identity and a reminder of our commonalities in this often divided world.  


Our books hitch a ride with camel libraries to remote villages in Pakistan, travel by bicycle in Afghanistan and are handed out by a network of volunteers, in countries where children are marginalised, where they face adversity and where they often have little or no access to education.  


As the result of an exciting collaboration with US-based Hoopoe Books, six fully-illustrated tales taken from Middle Eastern and Central Asian teaching stories told to promote thinking skills, will be made available, free of charge, to children living all over the world.  We'll add to these titles as funds allow. Given the current situation in Ukraine we are launching with English/Ukrainian.


By camel, by bike, from hand to hand, across the world  


With your help, Kashfi's Children's team engages young, dynamic illustrators to bring these stories to life and Hoopoe prints these beautiful storybooks locally, in dual languages.  


At Kashfi's Children and at Hoopoe Books, we have seen that education fosters understanding, tolerance, positive change and hope.  


We are committed to using our contacts in publishing, the media, charities, and education to produce and distribute books to educate, draw attention to our commonalities, fight radicalisation and promote literacy across the world.  


From Syrian refugees living in Turkey, to children on the streets of Mexico City, to primary school children in London or New York, thinking children are more likely to grow into thinking adults.  


Your gift of donations will help us gift potentially life-changing books to children.   


With your help, we pledge to continue working towards education for all. 

Anything you give will mean another book in a child's hands.


This project offered rewards

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Snap your sentiment

Send us your 'I believe books change lives' selfie and we'll feature it on our social media. Simply write out the message and snap the sentiment.

£20 or more

Kashfi's Children sticker

Show your support with our seventies-inspired logo sticker!

£50 or more

Carry us with you

Carry your support of Kashfi's Children with you. We'll hand stencil you a linen tote shopper with the KC seventies-inspired logo.

£250 or more

Our words in your ear

You favourite Kashfi's Children's title read aloud. Close your eyes, listen, and imagine how children receiving the books you have made possible will feel when they hear the story.

£1,000 or more

Shout out that you care

Your name on our bookmarks. Let children across the world know that you are thinking of them.

£2,500 or more

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