Moroc­can wins Read­ing Chal­lenge

Arab Read­ing Chal­lenge par­tic­i­pants are first drops in river of knowl­edge: VP

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DUBAI: Vice Pres­i­dent and Prime Min­is­ter of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His High­ness Sheikh Mo­hammed Bin Rashid Al Mak­toum on Tues­day crowned 9-yearold Maryam Amjoun, a stu­dent from Morocco, as Cham­pion of the third Arab Read­ing Chal­lenge at a packed award cer­e­mony at Dubai Opera and pre­sented her with the cash prize of Dhs500,000.

Con­grat­u­lat­ing this year’s con­tenders and win­ners, Sheikh Mo­hammed, “A river starts with many drops, and the par­tic­i­pants of the Arab Read­ing Chal­lenge are the first drops in the river of knowl­edge that we look for­ward to discovering in ev­ery cor­ner of the Arab world and be­yond. We rely on the Read­ing cham­pi­ons to help us build a knowl­edge-based fu­ture for the region.”

He said, “The fi­nal­ists of the com­pe­ti­tion have be­come role mod­els for mil­lions of Arab stu­dents in their keen in­ter­est in ac­quir­ing knowl­edge and their de­ter­mi­na­tion to suc­ceed. Ev­ery book read by the con­tes­tants serves as a gate­way to com­mu­ni­cate with the peo­ple.”

Al Ikhlas School from Kuwait re­ceived the Out­stand­ing School award and a cash prize of Dhs1 mil­lion to develop its ed­u­ca­tional ca­pac­i­ties.

Aisha Al Tuwairqi from Saudi Ara­bia won the Out­stand­ing Su­per­vi­sor ti­tle and A CASH prize of DHS300,000 In recog­ni­tion of her ef­forts as an in­spi­ra­tional teacher.

Tas­neem Eidi from France was named Out­stand­ing Stu­dent from Arab Com­mu­ni­ties Re­sid­ing in Nonarab Coun­tries and walked away with Dhs100,000.

Sheikh Mo­hammed paci­fies the win­ner Maryam Amjoun (in­set) after she turns emo­tional dur­ing the prize dis­tri­bu­tion cer­e­mony on Tues­day. The pho­to­graph also shows the other win­ners of the com­pe­ti­tion. MORE: P2

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