Thursday, December 01, 2011
Voice of the Children (www.voc.org.my) is launching two new books in its series for children. Fin the Brave shows a little fish overcoming the challenges of statelessness, and Who is My Family? The Story of Kailash the Little Zebra is about a zebra refugee who finds a new home. The books are published by Voice of the Children and written and illustrated by local authors and artists. Previous books in the series are Cats in the Rubbish and The Little Dancing Bear. The books and use stories of animal characters to present issues faced by disadvantaged children: child labour, street children, refugee/asylum seekers, statelessness, and poverty. All titles are offered at RM35.00.
Voice of the Children is a non-governmental organisation that advocates on behalf of children in Malaysia. VoC was established in 2008 to fill a gap in existing children’s services, which traditionally have specialized in caring for children by supplying food, shelter, education and other direct services. By focusing instead on legal and policy issues affecting children, VoC occupies a distinct niche in Malaysia. VoC aims to be a resource for both service organizations and the legal community by providing information and advocacy on laws, policies, and treaties that impact children.
Date: Saturday, 10th December 2011
Place: Silverfish books
Address: 28-1, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-228 448 37
Admission free, all welcome.
Seating is limited, so please come early.