Born in Nairobi, Kenya, on the 23rd of August, 2006, Aarna Lakhani has, throughout her life, shown a remarkable interest in creative writing and the Arts. From her early days at the Early Learning Montessori Centre, through to her enthusiastic participation in the Arts and Drama activities at the Brookhouse International School, Aarna has surprised all around her with her passion for creativity.
Aarna wrote the story, ‘Fluffy’s Dinner’ in class one day, during some free time allocated to the class by the teacher. She says that she wanted to write a story that she could share with her younger cousin in the UK, whom she was going to visit over her school break. The class teacher, amazed at the quality of her work, wrote to her parents, and gave them a copy of her story.
The idea of producing a book, based on the story, arose from the pride felt by Aarna’s parents, who wanted to encourage her in her creative initiative. With the help of the Publisher and the Illustrator, and with considerable creative input from Aarna herself, Fluffy’s Dinner was published in March of 2013.
Having always understood the need to help the less fortunate in society, Aarna suggested that a half of all the profits from the sale of the book should be dedicated to a Charitable Organization. From this arose the idea of a Foundation, in memory of Aarna’s grandmother, which is being set up, to facilitate her desire. The Foundation shall have the required number of trustees to manage its affairs, and all decisions on what charitable causes to support will come from Aarna herself.