Ayla Tosun is a half Turkish half Filipino young author who lives in Dubai, She became an ambassador of We Love Reading program in 2019, Ayla believes in the power of healing through storytelling, She started reading to children in a very young age, she was 14 years old reading to kids in a nearby nursery school, Ayla is 17 now!
She was moved by the dedication of the people in We Love Reading, Especially working with refugee children, her journey with our program motivated her to write an interesting book called “Waleed’s Jar”.
Waleed’s Jar is about an ordinary boy with an extraordinary jar, And as Ayla said: The key to magic is believing with all your heart, so what is the deal behind this Magical Jar? What is going to happen with Waleed and his friends when the Jar stops working?
Ayla Said about her book: “by wholeheartedly believing in their dreams for the future I hope that the refugee children feel stronger against the many challenges they face, I wish for Waleed’s Jar to offer children three things: a space for their imagination to grow, an inextinguishable hope, and the courage to not give up on their dreams.“