Reading Nation: UAE to send 8.2m books for unprivileged children

Campaign beats target of 5 million books for young people in Arab and Muslim countries
Reading Nation: UAE to send 8.2m books for unprivileged children
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By Staff writer
Thu 30 Jun 2016 10:13 AM

The UAE’s Reading Nation campaign smashed its target of five million books be distributed to unprivileged children in Arab and Muslim countries.

The campaign, concluded on Wednesday, raised a total of 8.2 million books since its launch on June 6.

It was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to coincide with the start of Ramadan.

“As we have entered the last ten days of Ramadan, we conclude today [Wednesday] our Reading Nation Ramadan campaign with 8.2 million books to be provided to those who need them,” Sheikh Mohammed announced on his official Twitter account @HHShkMohd.

“The books will open wide doors of hope for millions of needy students and refugees. They embody the divine message that we are truly a ‘Read’ nation. I thank everyone who has supported this initiative. Ramadan will always be a month of charity, and the UAE is, and will always remain, a generous nation and a global capital of benevolence.”

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