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Shama Noman

Voices of Future Generations and Education Initiatives Manager

Emirates Literature Foundation Dubai

Shama Noman is a writer teacher, and an educator with 21 years of teaching experience in the UAE. She is a strong advocate of Children's Rights, and her passion lies in helping young learners embrace their unique voices and expression. As Project Manager for Voices of Future Generations Middle East, Shama designs and leads all story building workshops and webinars on creative writing and sustainability. Her role as an educator supports teachers and schools in developing their most gifted writers through constructive story feedback and personalised sessions. She is committed to contributing positively to the Global Goals and raise a generation of analytical and empathetic writers who become architects of their own sustainable future.


31 October, 2023 | 10:30 to 11:00
Empowering Young Voices of Arabia

Crafting Sustainable Stories is all about young children identifying their passions in life, voicing their ideas on the future they envision for themselves, their surroundings, and the planet, and finding their medium of expression to communicate their solutions. The initiative to find solutions and adopt an SDG comes through empathy, but children need to develop a sound plan of action to achieve their goals. The 'Story Drill' is a writing tool developed for young thinkers, teachers and parents to support purposeful writing that comes through inspiration, exploration, description and creation of ideas. Children writing stories for children is an innovative approach to solving the global issues and securing our future generations. Voices of Future Generations competition empowers young writers by listening, understanding, facilitating and believing in their ideas and abilities to drive change.