• Voices of ​
    Future Generations

    for the Middle 
    East Region

    Cycle 3 now open!

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​​Winners of the second cycle of Voices of Future Generations Competition  announced!​​

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We can all change the world a little. 
​If we work together, we can change a lot. 

What do you think it takes to make a difference? 


If you close your eyes, can you imagine a hero who could change our world for the better? Take a look at the Sustainable Development Goals for inspiration and for an idea of the things they might be fighting for. Now picture this character and imagine what they have to go through to achieve their goal. 

They probably have to go on an adventure. Perhaps there will be huge obstacles in their way. There could be villains they need to evade, or quests they must accomplish. There could be unlikely friends along the way. 

Can you picture it? Now try to write it!

Voices of Future Generations is a unique writing competition for children like you. It is a chance for you to make a difference and have a say in the matters that matter the most!

Enter the competition!

If you are between 8 - 12 years old and you have an idea for an adventure story, this is the competition for you. Your story needs to be written for other children above the age of 6, and it should inspire a better, more sustainable future.

Submit your story

Not sure 
​what to write?

Do you have an idea and a character, but you are not sure how to bring it to life? Take a look at our resources for child writers.  We have lots of advice and practical exercises that can help unlock your story.

Explore our resources

Learn about previous winners

If you win, your story will be published and shared globally. You will also win  awards and get the chance to be be a part of our regional anthology. Find more about our last cycle to get inspired and see how it all works!

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Roots & Shoots UAE Programme

The Emirates Literature Foundation has entered into a partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute to promote literature, encourage reading for pleasure, and foster a deep understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals in children. Through the partnership, the Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots program will be twinned with the Voices of Future Generations initiative to create a chain of sustainability awareness and drive positive action.
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