The EBBY Executive Board meet in Beanos, Zamalek, on September, 2014, to plan EBBY's new vision and direction.
EBBY delegate, Dr Yasmine Motawy, represented Egypt at the 2014 IBBY Congress in Mexico City (10-13 September, 2014).
The IBBY Congress is an important event hosted by IBBY:
IBBY's biennial congresses bring together IBBY members and other people involved in children's books and reading development from all over the world. The congresses are excellent occasions to make contacts, exchange ideas and open horizons.
This year, Dr Motawy presented a poster “Creativity and Consciousness: Community-Based Writing for Young Adults in Egypt” that garnered a great deal of interest, which has inspired her to want to start a writing workshop independently.
EBBY was first founded in 1987 as the Egyptian Section of IBBY, first in the General Egyptian Book Organization, then the Heliopolis Library, then the Integrated Care Society where it was finally renamed EBBY. EBBY is now finding a new home as an independent NGO, supported by a group of champions of children's literature who range from publishers, NGO heads, scholars, writers and corporations. With new agency, resources, and wide-ranging support, EBBY is poised to dynamically renew Egypt's role both in IBBY worldwide and in the local community.
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