With our carefully designed and targeted programs and seminars, we bring the world’s leading research and practices in parenting, education, and well-being to the Middle East. Based in Dubai, Tanshia aims to raise awareness about child-centered approaches in Arab communities around the world. Our vision includes contributing to the creation of a loving, caring culture that is respectful of children and their rights and prioritising children’s well-being.
Anisa Al Sharif founded Tanshia because she is passionate about sharing the parenting practices that have changed her life and her relationship with her child. She is eager to help other parents, educators, and people who work with children. Anisa believes that if we offer the right knowledge and support to educators and caregivers, we’ll raise well-rounded, emotionally healthy people and help to make the world a more peaceful place.
Anisa is an Emirati. During her 13 years as a Social Development Policy Advisor for Dubai Government, she worked on key strategies and led the development of public policies in the areas of Education, Human Capital Development, Parenting, Third Sector and PWD Inclusion. She currently works as an independent advisor on public social policy.
An experienced speaker and facilitator, Anisa has participated in a wide variety of professional events and conferences.
On a personal level, Anisa is an enthusiastic reader. After her daughter was born, she became especially interested in Arabic children’s literature and Arabic content for children.
She holds a Masters degree in International Social Policy from Bath University in the UK, and a Bachelors degree in Economics from UAE University.