Students in Dubai public schools to receive new library books

DUBAI - Students in Dubai’s public schools will get to read new books as part of an initiative by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation which will provide some 80 public schools with 50,000 books.


Muaz Shabandri

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Published: Mon 25 Apr 2011, 9:57 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:20 AM

The initiative announced in agreement with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) on Sunday will provide students from kindergarten to high school with translated works and Arabic books in science, politics, leadership and research.

Sultan Ali Lootah, CEO, Developing Entrepreneurship at the foundation, said the books were being provided to enhance the knowledge of students and broaden their research objectives.

“We want the students to expand their knowledge and read more. Some of these books have been translated at the foundation and the students will be reading them for the first time,” said Sultan.

Fatma Al Marri, CEO, Dubai Schools Agency at the KHDA, said the initiative would help create a culture of reading.

“Schools should promote reading among students and the libraries are a good place to start these habits. These new books should be used by schools to create an interest among the students for reading,” said Fatma.

Some of the books provided for schools will come from the foundation’s Aktob (Writing) and Tarjem (Translation) programmes.

“Raising the current generation to build a culture of knowledge and create keen students are the main goals of the Schools Agency in all of our present and future partnerships,” added Fatma.

The agreement was signed at a ceremony at the Princess Haya Public School in Al Rashidiya, Dubai.

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