We love to see people's lives impacted positively through literacy. Travelling to Africa and Fiji, we saw the need for culturally relevant story books for children. Books that honoured their language, their surroundings and their way of doing life.
In Sofia's Kitchen looks for opportunities to support those in need - such as widows, orphans or those at risk of exploitation. We saw a need, rolled up our sleeves and got to work! There was a shortage of culturally relevant story books for children in the countries we visited and therefore decided to do something about it. We are self-funded and rely on donations and on the profits of our other business ventures to support this project. Every time you purchase our products or services, the profits go to ventures like these.
In 2016, our first book, Kula Chakula is Hungry was published and went to children all over Tanzania and some surrounding countries as well as Fiji. This book is a winner amongst the children as they have easily related to the pictures, the setting and their language. Written in English but subtitled in Swahili and Greek, it is one of a kind.
In 2017 our second book, Sokha Goes to School was published and went to children in Cambodia. This book written specifically for the children in Cambodia supporting their language, setting and way of life. Written in English but subtitled in Khmer.
Our third book, A Visit to the King's Garden was published and written for children all over the world. Beautifully illustrated by Anne from Norway and written in English but subtitled in Greek.
In 2018, we have plans for two more culturally relevant books but you'll have to stay tuned to find out our exciting news in the next few months!