|15 January, 2020

SWBC Office 2019 Launches 'Book Friendly Schools' campaign

Students across 30 schools will enjoy a series of activities that are part of Sharjah World Book Capital Office's new campaign

SWBC Office 2019 Launches 'Book Friendly Schools' campaign

Sharjah : In a bid to deepen the love of reading and storytelling amongst the students of Sharjah’s public and private schools and heighten students’ awareness on the importance of cultivating the reading habit as a lifelong practice, the Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 office has launched ‘Book Friendly Schools’ campaign, a two-month sociocultural campaign targeting 30 schools across the Emirate.

The campaign was launched yesterday (Wednesday) -- in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MoE), Sharjah Education Council (SEC) and Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) -- at the Um Roman Girls School for Basic Education with a mini book fair; workshops on art, craft and culture;  interactive reading sessions and a distribution of 50 books. The same activities will be organised in all other participating schools and the campaign will last for two days in each school.

Marwa Al Aqroubi, Project Manager of SWBC 2019, said: “The ‘Book Friendly Schools’ campaign is founded on one of the key pillars of SWBC’s year-long celebration programme –promoting books as the essential source of knowledge. Through this campaign, SWBC seeks to reinforce the intellectual skills of the young generation and help them form a lifelong attachment to the practice of reading, which will enable them to continue enriching their lives with knowledge and be influential agents of positive change in their communities.”

The World Book Capital’s international committee at UNESCO named Sharjah the World Book Capital 2019 in appreciation of its vital role in supporting books and promoting reading. The year-long celebration programme was inaugurated on 23 April 2019. Since 2001, the committee, which comprises representatives from the International Publishers Association (IPA) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), receives and evaluates entries submitted by cities to select the World Book Capital City for a one-year period.


© Press Release 2020

Disclaimer: The contents of this press release was provided from an external third party provider. This website is not responsible for, and does not control, such external content. This content is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and has not been edited in any way. Neither this website nor our affiliates guarantee the accuracy of or endorse the views or opinions expressed in this press release.

The press release is provided for informational purposes only. The content does not provide tax, legal or investment advice or opinion regarding the suitability, value or profitability of any particular security, portfolio or investment strategy. Neither this website nor our affiliates shall be liable for any errors or inaccuracies in the content, or for any actions taken by you in reliance thereon. You expressly agree that your use of the information within this article is at your sole risk.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, this website, its parent company, its subsidiaries, its affiliates and the respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, advertisers, content providers and licensors will not be liable (jointly or severally) to you for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, incidental, punitive or exemplary damages, including without limitation, lost profits, lost savings and lost revenues, whether in negligence, tort, contract or any other theory of liability, even if the parties have been advised of the possibility or could have foreseen any such damages.

More From Press Releases