In a new initiative undertaken by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, around a million books will be provided to school libraries. The initiative comes during the UAE’s Month of Reading, which was launched as part of the UAE National Reading Strategy.
Sheikh Mohammed said in a statement, “Today marks the beginning of the UAE’s Month of Reading, where everybody works on instilling this civilized habit in our society and generations. We announced today the launch of a new initiative to improve the reading content and to support school’s libraries with one million books. ”
He added, “We can’t create a tolerant society and stable families without culture, reading or knowledge.”
He also said that there is a reading law which aims to get 80 percent of students read, and to increase the nation content of reading from 400 books to 4,000 books by 2026.
The initiative aims to establish reading as a new habit in the country.
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