Launch of The Little Prince Urdu Storykit
LAHORE: The educational technology company Storykit (storykit.com) in collaboration with the French Embassy, launched the Urdu version of the French classic “The Little Prince” on Thursday.
The Urdu version of the beloved French classic The Little Prince, one of the best-selling and most translated books ever published by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, was launched in the provincial capital at ILM SOAR Stem School.
The Urdu translation of the story, titled Chhota Shahzada (little prince) was launched with
storytelling sessions in seven schools in four cities in Pakistan – Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Peshawar.
One thousand children from seven schools in Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Karachi attended the interactive storytelling sessions. The children received a Le Petit Prince story kit containing a storybook, a board game and the audio of the story, as a gift from the French Embassy.
This is the first time Storykit has adapted an international classic into the Storykit format. Storykit storytellers introduced the Little Prince and his adventures through an abbreviated Urdu version of the story.
At the launch of The Little Prince storykit, author Musharraf Ali Farooqi, Founder and CEO of Storykit, said that both adults and children can relate to this story as it touches on certain themes related to all age groups. : the experience of growing up, how children see things differently from adults, the spirit of adventure, the experience of friendship and caring for those we love.