From Founder

Dear Children,

All my life my imaginative powers have always been very high. My mom was working while I was in primary school; as soon as she arrived home she would change her clothes and go into the kitchen to prepare delicious meals. I guess because I missed my mom a lot during the day, while she cooked delicious meals, I would tell her my experiences in school. Besides telling her what I had done in school, I would also use my imagination and tell her made up stories which I created in my head. Every time, she would believe these stories were real or I would think that way. Following my imaginative story, I would tell her “mom this is just an imaginative story which I have created from inside my head. ’It would make me happy to see her amused reaction. My imagination and motivation to pursue my dreams are owed to my mom because she would listen to my imaginative stories with great enthusiasm.

Sema Kizilkaya

My Books

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English

My First Book

Dear Friends,

When I was little, I always dreamed that I would become a writer one day. I would always read the books of famous authors and I would imagine becoming like one of them some day. That is why I got very excited when I got the writing a story assignment in school. Even though the assignment was just a few pages long, after completing the last page I was not satisfied and wanted to write more by trying to enrich my story with new ideas. In the meantime, I got accepted to John Hopkins University Talented Children’s Program. This was part of my other dream. I received education for Modern Fantasy Writing which helped me expand the content of my story.

Even though I never thought that a nine year old child’s book would be published, thanks to Keystone and Kilittaşı Schools, which made my dream come true. Although I am still young, when I look back I believe these steps were the first and biggest success in my life. I got power from these, and built new dreams in which I plan to write new and extraordinary stories and books in the upcoming year. Many authors and books have inspired me, I believe that someday my books and stories will inspire people as well.

Manolya Yatman

World Health Organization

A new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Save the Children.