UNESCO and Idries Shah Foundation launch “World Tales” Short Story Competition

UNESCO and Idries Shah Foundation launch “World Tales” Short Story Competition

Climate change, human rights violations, conflicts, racism and discrimination are among many threats to our present and future. In the face of adversity, creative young minds need to be encouraged to find innovative solutions. With the aim to foster imagination, resourcefulness and ingenuity, UNESCO and the Idries Shah Foundation (ISF)...

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The 2019 ISF Awards For Human Achievement

Through a body of work shaped by an ancient tradition, Idries Shah espoused a belief in being the best possible form of oneself. Many of the thousands of stories he published document the trials and tribulations of Mankind on its journey – celebrating perseverance, ingenuity, and original thought. We are...

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ISF-UNESCO Storytelling Competition Initiated

ISF-UNESCO Storytelling Competition Initiated

A major collaboration between ISF and UNESCO, the ‘World Tales Story Competition’ is aimed at developing a sense of imagination in children, and promoting shared values on a worldwide basis. The Story Competition, which will be formally announced shortly, will be rolled out step-by-step, and will eventually include children in...

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Books For Afghan Children

Books For Afghan Children

ISF has been working to provide illustrated books to children in Afghanistan on a mass scale. The tales, written by Idries Shah, are being illustrated by a range of talented artists in both East and West. The first six illustrated books are ready, with a further six currently in production....

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