In May 2013 the first ever Children’s Literature Festival was held at Islamia Collegiate School in Islamabad by Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi, Oxford University Press, and Bacha Khan Education Foundation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in collaboration with the Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI).
Funkor Childart Center had a stall at the festival displaying children’s books by Fauzia Minallah. Fauzia made an animated tribute featuring two of her creations, ‘Malala and Amai’. The animation was shown to an audience of nearly 3000 children at the inauguration of the festival.
Children from various schools in Peshawar and other areas painted a large mural of “Malala and her Friends” . Fauzia started the mural with a sketch of Malala holding books. The pupils then used stencils to draw pictures of children and painted them in the uniform of their respective schools.
Fauzia Minallah also gave several presentations and freely distributed her picture books.
Here is a video of Fauzia’s animation: