AMMAN, Feb 2 (KUNA) -- Two Jordanian writers stressed on Tuesday the importance of offering further care to the intellectual production concerned with children, besides developing life experiences and humanitarian values among children, especially during this era of conflicts in various parts of the Arab World.
This came in remarks to KUNA by Jordanian Sana'a Al-Hattab and Feda' Al-Zemer, winners of first and second ranks of Kuwait's second international competition for children literature novelists, on stories about waqf and charity children literature.
They expressed their gratitude and pride for the honoring they will receive next week in Kuwait for their participation with two children stories in the competition.
Al-Hattab asserted the importance of this competition in encouraging people interested in children literature to develop further beneficial intellectual production.
"Our tense situation in the Arab world forces us to tackle children literature with extreme responsibility and specific standards", she affirmed.
"Kuwait is one of the pioneering countries in the field of literature and culture since the 1960s of last century", she said.
She expressed her happiness of wining first place for the "Little Cloud Which Loves Laughs" story, calling on the children of Kuwait and Arab World to offer more care to reading books, stories, magazines, and encyclopedias.
Al-Hattab congratulated Kuwait for being chosen as a capital of Islamic Culture for 2016.
Meanwhile, Al-Zemer, winner of second rank with "My Old Shoe" story indicated that the cultural field in the Arab world suffers from rarity in children intellectual literature production.
Organizing children competitions on literature is one of the means to encourage writers to improve their tools to better serve the children's library and enrich it with various distinguished production, she said.
She highly valued the efforts exerted by Kuwait in supporting culture and literature.
Jordanian Writers Association on Children's Literature's Rapporteur Mohamamad Jamal Amro in remarks to KUNA expressed his pride over choosing Kuwait as capital of the Islamic Culture for 2016 by Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).
The winners of first and second ranks will be honored next Sunday in a ceremony under the auspices of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, with the attendance of Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaqoub Al-Sane'.
A total of 146 writers from 17 countries partook in this competition, as 16 stories written by male writers, and other 22 stories written by female writers have been chosen for the second term.
USD 15,000 will be allocated for this winner of first rank, and USD 10,000 for winner of second place. (end)