The Story Behind Our Stories:
We aspire to…
Love to Learn
We strive to make learning the Arabic language interesting, memorable and engaging! Our high-quality materials bridge the gap between cultures through language, knowledge and understanding. We want to educate the world about the Arabic language and culture while creating a meaningful impact on society.
Stand tall and proud
Our aspiration is to empower the minds of today by creating stories and characters that they can relate to. We yearn to increase minority representation by publishing diverse stories with bilingual characters. Rummana has a dream to connect people with other parts of the world, and what better way to do it than through written word?
Connect with the imagination
We want to inspire minorities to explore their creative sides and create their own stories. We believe in the incredible power of the pencil and strive to promote an atmosphere where others crave to put their ideas on paper!
Transform the way you learn
Founder and Director of Rummana Publishing Inc.
Randa is a bilingual, Syrian-American born in Youngstown, Ohio. She grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Damascus, Syria at the age of 14. Today, she lives in Florida with her husband (Maz) and their son (Zayd).
Equipped with a fiery passion for languages and a Masters of Education, Randa is a seasoned foreign language instructor of 20+ years and counting. Over the course of her career, she has worked and published with many international and local organizations such as Pearson Education, University of Pittsburgh, USF, TESOL and UNHCR. Randa’s passion for early childhood education led her to Italy to study the Montessori and Reggio Emilia approaches to early childhood education directly from the source.
In hopes to share her expertise and bridge the cultures of the east and west, Randa founded Rummana Publishing Inc. with her husband Maz to create diverse, bilingual stories that represent and inspire young children.
Follow her journey on Instagram and Facebook @randataftaf.
Co-Founder and Creative Director of Rummana Publishing Inc.
Maz is a Lebanese-American polyglot. He is fluent in four languages (English, Arabic, French, and Spanish) and can easily step inside the mindset of other cultures. Maz is extremely tech savvy and loves to connect cultures and express himself through his business as a web designer/developer. He is also a passionate writer and an exceptional photographer.
Sharing in his wife’s vision to educate, empower and inspire future generations, Maz co-founded Rummana Publishing Inc. Although Maz currently works for a large tech company, he works on Rummana in his free time
Follow Maz’s journey on Instagram and Facebook @mazgalini.
You can’t make your child speak a language. However you can set the stage so they will want to speak it.
The Bilingual Edge