Kan Yama Kan

Keeping with the UAEBBY’s goal to bring children and books together, as well as seeing a great need to provide support for underprivileged children around the world, the Kan Yama Kan initiative was launched.

“Kan Yama Kan,” taken from the expression that is used to begin most Arabic children’s stories, is an initiative that aims to provide quality books to children in areas that suffer from difficulties in gaining access to books as a result of social or natural conditions, unrest, and wars. These books are to serve as a source of knowledge, entertainment, and psychological support.

Being that the United Arab Emirates is a country of great affluence, the “Kan Yama Kan” initiative is organising book donation campaigns throughout the Emirates. With the books that are collected, we will then work with our network of friends and partners to deliver the donated books to children living in less fortunate circumstances.


If you would like to support this initiative, please contact us.

Kan Yama Kan, launched in 2015, has attained many achievements, such as:

Category Highlights

  • 2015

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