My Letter Village: Reading Arabic Made Easy!

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My Letter Village: A cartoon & app, that teaches children to read in Arabic & expand vocabulary
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Campaign successfully funded on: 07 Jan,2016

This project has been successfully funded with $10,184 (102%)

Feeling lost and don't know what all of this is about?

Hi everyone!

If you are reading this then our campaign is live on Zoomaal, which is awesome! but then again so is our project :).

Let me start with telling you a little about myself. My name is Natasha, as a child I found it really hard to learn the Arabic alphabet, and reading was a nightmare. It took many hours of suffering for me to be able to read. Now I have my own son who is at an age where he is learning to read, and I wanted to come up with a way that was not only easy but lots of fun. 

So I created "Qaryat Huroofi" (My letter village) which is a cartoon that not only teaches children the phonetics of each letter, but how words are formed and new vocabulary as well. There is nothing like it currently available in the Arab language market. 


Children watch the cartoon, each episode is approximately 5 mins long, and that is all they have to do, there is no call to action or participation necessary. Each letter is a different character, that reminds the child of the sound that letter makes. While on their adventures, the characters make words to help them succeed in their quest. The letter sounds are planted seamlessly into the childs subconscious and they begin saving the word images into their photographic memory, making recognizing old words simple and spelling new words a snap.

I have been making Arabic educational videos for children for a few years now, they are all available for free on youtube on a channel called (Syraj). I have almost 5 million views on one of my videos. I have studied the market and understand the great difference between resources available for learning Arabic compared to other languages such as English, French and Spanish. There is a huge gap in the market that we are here to participate in filling!

Our goal is to create 20 unique episodes of  Qaryat Huroofi in our first season, and have it broadcast on all the major Arabic Cartoon satellite channels, as well as have it available for free on youtube. We are also working on a smart phone/tablet application that will be compatible with all operating systems. The app will have edutainment games as well as episodes on it, to further encourage the child to become more involved with each and every letter. We think this will build a love of the Arabic language as well as loyalty to it. 

            


Through your generous contribution we will be able to create new episodes and finalize the App. It costs approximately 5,000$ per episode and we are estimating around the same for the App. We are going to allocate the first 5,000$ to developing the application, each 5,000$ after that will go towards a new episode. 

Exceeding our funding target means we can make even more episodes and we will get closer to our 20 episode dream!

As backers we have some exciting rewards for you! 

You will get to see each and every episode as soon as it is complete, and you will also get to give feedback on the episodes before they are seen by the public. As well as participate in brainstorming sessions, get your name on the credits, personalized cartoons and characters, and a trip to Jordan!

But contributions aren't just financial and every little helps! If you can't contribute financially to the campaign but would like to help, please just spread the word. Let people know about us, its a law of averages so the more people who know about it the more likely we are to get funded :)

Please tell your friends about us, and share our campaign on social media. 

Thank you for reading all the way through till the end (You are a very unique and special human being, and you make the world a better place simply by being in it :)







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  25 Dec,2015


Hello Everyone!

Happy Holidays to you all!

I just thought I would send you all a big thank you for believing in the project and supporting it! We couldn't do it without you!

To date we have raised $ 7,384 which is 30% of our total funding goal! Which is awesome! And 73% of our 2nd Milestone!

Thank you all!!!

Please share the project with anyone you think might be interested http://www.zoomaal.com/p/easyarabic

We have made it this far because of you!

Best Regards,

Natasha Quariab

00962 79 696 8087


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Amman, Jordan
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Hi, Im Natasha and I love languages! I was brought up bilingual both (English and Arabic) but noticed early on that English was a lot more fun to learn and I think the reason stemmed from what resources were available…

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  Rewards

$1 or more
→    GET IN ON THE STORY!

4997 Available

A FREE episode before it airs.
$10 or more
→    GET IN ON THE STORY PERSONALLY!!!

2995 Available

You will receive an emailed PDF of an actual story board, As well as a shout out on social media! And a link to an episode before it airs.
$25 or more
→    SECRET PRIVATE REEL!

997 Available

You will get to see our secret private reel of an episode with all the cut bits still in it! See the story line that was just not to be! These will never be aired and you will have an exclusive copy! You will also receive an emailed PDF of an actual story board, As well as a shout out on social media! And a link to an episode before it airs.
$50 or more
→    YOUTUBE FAME AWAITS!

192 Available

We will make a special youtube video thanking you individually by name. You will also get to see our secret private reel of an episode with all the cut bits still in it! See the story line that was just not to be! These will never be aired and you will have an exclusive copy! You will also receive an emailed PDF of an actual story board, As well as a shout out on social media! And a link to an episode before it airs.
$100 or more
→    BLOW THEIR LITTLE MINDS!

244 Available

One of our characters will make a special private video message to the child or children of your choice. It will be completely personalized and cater to that specific child or children. You will also get to see our secret private reel of an episode with all the cut bits still in it! See the story line that was just not to be! These will never be aired and you will have an exclusive copy! You will also receive an emailed PDF of an actual story board, As well as a shout out on social media! And a link to an episode before it airs.
$500 or more
→    LIMITED! AN EPISODE IN YOUR NAME!

18 Available

We will dedicate an entire episode to you! You will also get to see our secret private reel of an episode with all the cut bits still in it! See the story line that was just not to be! These will never be aired and you will have an exclusive copy! You will also receive an emailed PDF of an actual story board, As well as a shout out on social media! And a link to an episode before it airs.
$1000 or more
→    VERY LIMITED! A CARTOON YOU!

48 Available

We will create you a cartoon character of your very own, you can also sit in on one of our brainstorming sessions for a new episode (either in person or via Skype, depending on your location) and join in naming an episode. You will also get to see our secret private reel of an episode with all the cut bits still in it! See the story line that was just not to be! These will never be aired and you will have an exclusive copy! You will also receive an emailed PDF of an actual story board, As well as a shout out on social media! And a link to an episode before it airs.
$8000 or more
→    TRIP TO JORDAN!

10 Available

This reward includes an air ticket to Jordan, personalized accompanied tours to various cities and historical sites as well as dinner with us! (site seeing makes me hungry so probably a few other meals too!) We want to give you a once in a lifetime tour of this beautiful country we call home. And by the time you leave we hope you will love it as much as we do! We will also dedicate an entire episode to you! You will also get to see our secret private reel of an episode with all the cut bits still in it! See the story line that was just not to be! These will never be aired and you will have an exclusive copy! You will also receive an emailed PDF of an actual story board, As well as a shout out on social media! And a link to an episode before it airs.
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