Crowning the champion of the fifth session of the Arab Reading Challenge in Dubai tomorrow

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Arab world will witness tomorrow the closing ceremony of the largest Arab reading initiative to crown the champion of the fifth session of the Arab Reading Challenge organized by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. The course has the largest number of participants in its history, with 21 million participants from 52 countries, despite the challenge of the global Corona pandemic.

The closing ceremony of the Arab Reading Challenge, in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum will participate, will be broadcast at 8.30 pm tomorrow on MBC. .

The closing ceremony is the last and most prominent stop of the fifth session of the Arab Reading Challenge, the largest of its kind in terms of participation, which transformed the Covid-19 epidemic challenge into an opportunity to activate all digital solutions to read and summarize books, evaluate participations, and conduct qualifying.

The fifth edition of the Reading Challenge attracted 21 million participants from 14 Arab countries and 38 other countries with Arab communities, compared to 13.5 million participants from 49 countries in the last session. In contrast, 99,000 supervisors participated in the fourth edition of the challenge, while the challenge in this session included 96,000 schools, compared to 67,000 schools in the previous session.

The Arab Reading Challenge effectively employed digital solutions to overcome the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic in this fifth edition of the Arab Reading Challenge.. The winners of the reading challenge were announced at the country level by default in previous periods, after the qualifying rounds that also took place by default due to the procedures The precautionary and preventive health that accompanied the Corona pandemic and affected the educational system in many countries of the world.

Judging committees of experts, specialists and educators evaluated the competitors in the Arab Reading Challenge virtually at the level of schools, educational districts and countries to test their expressive and conversational skills, their speed of intuition, their erudition, and their ability to arrange their ideas and present them clearly.

The celebration represents the culmination of all stages of the qualifications of the fifth session of the Arab Reading Challenge, which took place at the level of the participating countries in several stages, including schools, educational areas, leading to the coronation of champions at the level of the participating Arab countries, and to achieve the objectives of the Arab Reading Challenge in raising awareness of the importance of reading among all Participating students at the level of the Arab world and the world, enhancing their general culture, developing mechanisms for assimilation and self-expression in a sound Arabic language, and developing self-learning skills and critical and creative thinking.

The celebration witnesses the announcement of the name of the distinguished school in the fifth edition of the Arab Reading Challenge, according to several criteria, most notably the empowerment of students with the abilities and skills required to read and summarize books and actively participate in promoting the culture of reading among its students and the society in which they are located.

The celebration will also witness the announcement of the winner of the “Outstanding Supervisor” title for the fifth session of the Arab Reading Challenge, in honor of the role of 120,000 supervisors who supported students in their schools and trained them to acquire the required skills in reading and expression, and to present the content of what they saw in distinctive summaries.

The idea of ​​the Arab Reading Challenge is based on each participant summarizing 50 books in five reading passports, each containing 10 pages, so that the summary of each book is written on a page.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the fifth edition of the Arab Reading Challenge adopted the principle of electronic summaries instead of paper reading passports, so that participants summarized the content of what they viewed in digital form.

The COVID-19 challenge turned into an opportunity in this session, as the qualifiers took place in a digital format that relied on technology solutions to ensure the continuity of the largest Arab reading initiative and its continued expansion.

The Arab Reading Challenge, organized by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, continues to produce a comprehensive cultural and civilized reading movement that brings together millions of Arabic readers from all over the world, from Arab and foreign countries, to form a link between the Arabic language and its readers, learners and speakers from among the students of Arab countries and the children of Arab countries. Arab communities around the world, to empower all its participants to empower them with science, knowledge and cultures in order to build a prosperous future for themselves and their countries, and to promote the resumption of the contribution of Arab minds to human civilization, while increasing the follow-up to it and its activities by large segments of the public around the world.

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