Campaign successfully funded on: 07 Jan,2016
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 :)
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!!!
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We have made it this far because of you!
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