Read­ing Na­tion donors thanked

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Com­pa­nies and in­di­vid­u­als who made do­na­tions to the Read­ing Na­tion cam­paign have been thanked, as it was re­vealed that funds for eight mil­lion books have been raised. HH Sheikh Mo­hammed bin Rashid Al Mak­toum, UAE Vice Pres­i­dent and Prime Min­is­ter and Ruler of Dubai, said that the cam­paign ex­ceeded the orig­i­nal tar­get of five mil­lion. More than Dhs40 mil­lion was raised at a pub­lic auc­tion last week alone. He tweeted: “These eight mil­lion books will open gates of hope for stu­dents and chil­dren in need and refugees. It will make us a truly read­ing na­tion. “Thanks to all those who par­tic­i­pated and con­trib­uted to the cam­paign. The UAE will al­ways be a giv­ing coun­try.”

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