It was a col­lec­tive ef­fort by the team — prin­ci­pal

Gulf News - - Arab Reading Challenge - BY MARY ACHKHANIAN Staff Re­porter

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.

Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

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