Arabic language

A pathway to learning poverty reduction in the MENA region

More than half of children in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries are in learning poverty – they cannot read and understand age-appropriate text by the age of 10 . This prevents the region’s children from fully engaging in their education and holding back the countries’ progress in human capital formation. A myriad of […]

Arabic calligraphy

The fusion of Arabic calligraphy with Japanese kanji captures the beauty of both worlds

RIYADH: With Ramadan fast approaching, the easing of COVID-19 restrictions could not have come at a better time for Saudi residents and citizens. Prayers in mosques, including tarawih, or night prayers, will resume after a two-year hiatus due to restrictions on social gatherings. Bazaars and other festive activities were also allowed to operate, adding to […]

Arabic calligraphy

The sixth edition of the Cairo International Forum for Arabic Calligraphy celebrates the pioneers

The sixth edition of the Cairo International Forum for the Art of Arabic Calligraphy celebrates pioneers in the field. These pioneers laid the technical foundations of this art form in several Arab and foreign countries. “Teach by the Pen” is organized by the Cultural Development Fund of the Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the […]