This new reading campaign is perfect for schoolchildren

A new campaign has been launched to encourage children in Abu Dhabi to read.

 The Back to School programme 2018, organised by the The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and the National Library, will include a range of activities and events that encourage school children to read and celebrate culture and heritage.

The programme, which will be introduced in Abu Dhabi libraries – including Al Wathba Library, Al Bahia Library and Khalifa Park Library in Abu Dhabi, and Zayed Central Library in Al Ain – will take place from 16th September to 5th October for children of all ages.

Activities include a plant harvest session held in cooperation with the Family Development Foundation, storytelling sessions, educational workshops on how to eat healthier and the best practices for exercising in the morning.

The Kalima Project will also be introducing book sales across branches of Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society, including Abu Dhabi Mall, Al Mina and the Association’s Asbar Center in Makani Mall in Shawamkh, offering a 40 percent discount on educational books until 22nd September.

Abdullah Majed Al Ali, acting executive director of the National Library Sector, DCT Abu Dhabi, said: “Reading is at the core of education and we encourage children and the youth of the nation to develop healthier and consistent reading habits, especially during the academic year.

“The Back to School Programme 2018 was created to show that reading is not only about books but about learning different cultures, activities, and also nurturing better habits and practices that will encourage students in being more productive and empathetic citizens.

“We hope to see a positive outcome at the end of the programme with children across the country both enjoying and learning from the experiences we have planned.”

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