Creativity is abundant in Kifubon Asia, with Splitting the Arrow published in multiple languages and story telling used as a way to engage young people with the books messages.
India, Nepal & Sri Lanka
Kifubon projects make books available in six languages (plus English) across India and Nepal:
Where the books were donated in 2018:
- 2nd Nov,2018 364 volumes of “The Stonecutter” sent to students,teachers and library to Obuse junior high school in Nagano
- Oct 18.2018 78 volumes of “The Stonecutter” were donated to Minami-souma elementary school in Fukushima.
- Sep,2018 59 volumes of “Splitting the arrow” sent to students who atend Hiroshima event.
- Aug 22,2018 80 volumes of ”Splitting the arrow”were sent to Junior High School / High School in Hiroshima
- Jan 12,2018 107 volumes of “The Stonecutter” were donated to Shimokawasaki,Namie,Tsushima elementary schools in Fukushima.
- Jan 12,2018 198 volumes of “The Stonecutter” were donated to Seimei elementary school in Fukushima
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18
What started out as a small-time storytelling competition among primary and lower secondary school students in June 2018, went on to become a hit as 28 students vied for the “Champion Storyteller” title on Oct 27.
Students from more than 160 schools had participated in the Storytelling Competition organised by Navagon Digital Sdn Bhd in partnership with Kifubon Malaysia to promote its books and the culture of reading books with valuable lessons.
“We started small and with the hope that students will take up the challenge, but what we did not expect was the very encouraging response with a good number of students participating and excelling in their story-telling ability,” said Vijaya Kunaseharan, business development manager with Navagon, and also the project manager of Kifubon Malaysia.
Navagon, a distributor of educational aid and the Malaysian representative of Kifubon International, was inspired by the Kifubon concept in coming up with the competition.
“A total of 500 students from 160 schools in Selangor, the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Perak and Johor participated in the competition, with both teachers and parents encouraging them all the way,” she said.
Apart from encouraging the students to tell the stories on stage with confidence and enjoying it, the competition also unearthed an amazing number of talented young storytellers.
Many of these youngsters were not only able to retell the stories in the book ‘Splitting The Arrow – The Business of Life’ authored by world-renowned Global Peace Ambassador Prem Rawat, in their own words, but they were able to explain the valuable lessons of the short stories.
The book is read on a radio station in Taiwan, in schools and shared in businesses.
“Mr. Chen, the principal of the Yichang Junior high school finds the book is very good. He asked 60 copies for supporting material. He said he will read the book with students in the morning, class by class.”