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Arab Thought Foundation

The Arab Thought Foundation is an independent, international civil institution that has no links with regimes, or with political, partisan or sectarian affiliations. Since its establishment in the year 2000 at the initiative of His Royal Highness Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, and with the support of a group of intellectuals, financiers and businessmen who believed in the message of enlightenment, development and development that it carried out, and the approach of responsible freedom that it adopted, the Foundation has been committed to promoting the Arabic language and culture, and the call for solidarity The Arab and the pan-Arab identity, which embraces the richness of diversity and pluralism, and upholds the values ​​of dialogue and openness to the world’s languages ​​and cultures.

Through the pioneering initiatives, programs and projects launched by the Foundation, through reports, books and translations it issues, conferences, forums and symposiums, and awards it awards, the Foundation has sought to spread knowledge, stimulate creativity and innovation, develop structures and mentalities, empower youth, and achieve comprehensive and sustainable development goals.

As part of its contribution to intellectual, cultural and educational efforts, the Foundation has adopted the approach of partnership, cooperation, and integration with relevant organizations, institutions, research centers and studies.

Arabic project 21

The Arab Thought Foundation paid special attention to the educational sector, its reform workshop, and the process of developing it, which was mainly manifested in its “Arabi 21” project.

The vision of the “Arabi 21” project is to prepare an Arab person who is able to think and communicate in the Arabic language to learn, work and live according to what all aspects of life require, and also make him able to preserve his identity. The main objective of the project is to contribute to the modernization of the methods of learning and teaching the Arabic language.

The project targets students at all levels of education. It also targets, in some aspects, Arab publishing houses, foreign publishing houses that print in the Arabic language, authors and illustrators of Arabic children's literature books, educational and cultural institutions and associations concerned with encouraging reading, teachers of education in educational stages, and librarians.

The main activities of the project include

  1. Designing an early reading assessment tool in the Arabic language “Bakar”
  2. The “Short Story With Their Pens” competition
  3. Online Directory of Classified Books
  4. My Book Award
  5. Education Conference


  • Organizing a number of educational conferences on themes related to promoting the use of the Arabic language.
  • Publishing a number of interactive videos on educational best practices and other topics of interest to educators and academics.
  • Work on designing an exam based on international standards to test the abilities of the Arab student in the Arabic language.
  • Launching a number of initiatives to encourage children and young people to read and write in the Arabic language.
  • Organizing the “My Book Award” to select the best children's and young adult books in the Arabic language.
  • Drafting and adopting appropriate standards related to both the Arabic language curricula and the classification of children's literature books.
  • Urging the largest number of Arab and international publishing houses to use the Hanada Taha and Arabi 21 criteria to classify children's literature books that they publish.
  • Creating a website that includes an electronic guide for children's books classified according to the reading level and internationally approved classification standards, where the user can read book summaries and choose the appropriate ones.