It was a collective effort by the team — principal
Mohammad Abdullah Al Sayegh (pictured), principal of Ekhlas School, Kuwait, who accepted the prize on behalf of the school, said the win was as a result of collective work from the school.
“The whole team worked really hard to make this happen. We had a strategy for 18 months and a plan. We raised awareness about the competition in our school and got the largest participation we could possibly imagine from students.
“We thank the UAE and Shaikh Mohammad for holding a competition like this. We prepared our students very well and added 10,000 books in the school. The participation from our more than 7,000 students was at 100 per cent.
“The percentage of students who read more than 50 books was more than 40 per cent. We also prepared a special room for book readings,” he said.