Zamani Foundation collects and publishes Folklore and
Mythology from around the world to cultivate cultural
agency and support Primary and Secondary school education.
Zamani is especially interested in publishing
original stories and artwork inspired by the rich folklore
and mythology from diverse regions of the world where there is a thriving oral tradition.
Our website is designed to showcase the work of contributors
and partipating young people in three areas
The Zamani program challenges young people to cultivate
and share their deep cultural heritage through its Folklore
Writing and Art Contest. The revenue from the sale of
the anthology is used to purchase textbooks, encyclopedias,
atlases, culturally enriching literature, and other
educational resources locally for the libraries of the
While traditional aid and assistance can be invaluable
in moments of crisis, it is rarely designed for long-term
sustainability. In some cases, it can even create a
culture of dependence that undermines the recipient's
human integrity and compromises their ability to develop
their strengths. Moreover, while traditional crisis
aid serves best where conflict and disease threaten
people's very survival, it does not attend to the cultural
and intellectual development of the society's children.
Zamani responds to this need by focusing on children
and encouraging them to strengthen the connection between
their cultural heritage and the promise of education.
Because the stories and artwork that is published and
sold comes directly from the children and the communities
that benefit from the revenue generated, each community
has true ownership of the education resources they enjoy,
while also sharing the wealth of their culture in their
Operating on the principle that "it takes a village
to raise a child," Zamani Foundation brings together
a dedicated, energetic team of artists, scholars, and
entrepreneurs. The members of Zamani Foundation who
contribute their time and expertise as volunteers include
teachers, physicians, musicians, and lawyers.
We are especially dedicated to cultivating artistic
and literary creativity to improve the opportunities
for education in developing countries. We draw on one
of the greatest and oldest treasures many cultures possess
to make realizing this vision sustainable. We truly
believe that together the greatest instruments we can
provide for the future come through education.