One million books to support school libraries across the UAE

One million books to support school libraries across the UAE

 

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced a new initiative to supply the UAE school libraries with one million new books to prepare a generation that is in step with the future and to cement the UAE’s leading position as a knowledge society.

The initiative aims to establish reading as a habit in the country. “There is a reading law with an objective to encourage 80% of the students to read as we can’t create a tolerant society and build stable families without the culture of reading which promotes knowledge”, said Sheikh Mohammed. The launch of the initiative marks the beginning of the UAE’s Reading Month, which was launched as part of the UAE Reading Strategy to instil the habit in the society and for future generations.