65,000 books distributed to UAE schools and libraries

Published: May 26, 2024
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Under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, 65,000 books from the 33rd Abu Dhabi International Book Fair have been distributed to libraries at 220 schools across the UAE.

Made possible by a financial grant, the initiative aims to support school libraries in fostering a culture of reading among students.

The titles and publications were purchased from 77 publishing houses that participated in the book fair, in an effort to enrich students’ knowledge and expand the schools’ educational resources.

Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi, said, “The Arabic language, with its diverse and rich literary heritage, is more than just a means of communication. Our language is a powerful and inclusive tool for innovative and critical thinking, enabling us to unite in our thoughts and words.

“This vital and generous grant from President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will encourage reading and the protection of our language, help us foster deeper understanding, and bridge the many cultures and people who speak it, ensuring that our collective wisdom continues to guide future generations.”

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