TEHRAN ( IBNA) -- Iran’s Children’s Book Council has introduced two activists of children’s books Zohreh Ghaeini and Nader Mousavi as the nominees of our country for The IBBY-iRead Outstanding Reading Promoter Award 2022.
Center for the Cultural Development of Children was also nominated by the council for The IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award, public relations department of Iran’s Children’s Book Council reported.
Zohreh Ghaeini is a Children’s literature translator and researcher and Nader Mousavi is an Afghan book reading promoter who has lived and worked in Iran.
The IBBY-iRead Outstanding Reading Promoter Award has been established by the Shenzhen iRead Foundation and IBBY to encourage a real commitment to the cause of reading promotion in the hope of spreading this dedication to others around the globe.
The Award aims to encourage further investment by individuals, organizations and governments in the promotion of children’s reading and will stimulate educational innovation, give much greater access to children’s books and an enhanced profile for children’s reading promotion – key tools in global, social, economic and cultural development – all in the context of Article 17 (C) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Every two years IBBY will invite nominations from IBBY National Sections that recognize outstanding individuals who are working to promote the expansion and development of children’s reading. From the nominations, the IBBY-iRead Award Jury will select two winners. The first Awards will be presented in 2021 at the 37th IBBY Congress in Moscow, Russia.
The IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award is given biennially to one group or institution whose outstanding activities are judged to be making a lasting contribution to reading promotion programs for children and young people. The Award was established in 1986 and is sponsored by the Asahi Shimbun newspaper in Japan.
Nominations are submitted by the National Sections of IBBY and may include reading promotion projects from any part of the world. The jury consists of members of the IBBY Executive Committee. The prize of US$ 10,000 and a diploma is presented to the winning project at the biennial IBBY Congress.