The virtual final ceremony of the "Arab Reading Challenge" witnessed and congratulated the winners Abdullah Muhammad Murad Abu Khalaf from Jordan, the "Champion of the Arab Reading Challenge", in its fifth session.

Mohammed bin Rashid: Reading is our weapon in facing challenges and difficult times

  • Millions in the Arab world and the world watched the broadcast of the closing ceremony of the fifth session of the "Arab Reading Challenge".

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  • The top 5 winners of the awards for the fifth session of the "Arab Reading Challenge".

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Abdullah Muhammad Murad Abu Khalaf from Jordan, "Champion of the Arab Reading Challenge", in its fifth session.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, congratulated the heroes of the "Arab Reading Challenge", and His Highness said: "I thank the 21 million Arab students, who participated with us in the challenge in the previous session, despite the pandemic conditions." His Highness: "I would have liked to meet the top achievers in the Emirates like every year, but the conditions of the pandemic prevented that."

His Highness added: "Reading will remain our weapon in facing all challenges and difficult times, and we will meet you in the UAE next year, God willing."

His Highness said, "Despite the Corona pandemic, the enthusiasm for the Arabic language remained."

He said: "I will remain supportive of every reader and every young man who seeks knowledge, and every cultural and knowledge project that can help us resume civilization... and the next school year is more beautiful and better, God willing."

This came during the participation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in the virtual final ceremony of the "Arab Reading Challenge", the largest reading and knowledge initiative of its kind, to instill a culture of reading among young people in the Arab world, where more than 21 million students participated in its fifth session. Arabic from 52 countries, 96,000 schools, and 120,000 reading supervisors.

winners

The student, Abdullah Muhammad Murad Abu Khalaf, from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, was crowned with the title of “Champion of the Arab Reading Challenge”, in its fifth session, taking the favorite title among more than 21 million students, from 52 countries, and a prize of 500,000 dirhams, and the “Al-Gharib School” won For Basic Education” from the Arab Republic of Egypt, with the title of “Outstanding School”, and a prize of one million dirhams, outperforming the 96,000 schools that participated in the challenge this year.

Moza Al-Ghanna, from the United Arab Emirates, won the title of "Outstanding Supervisor", and a prize of 300,000 dirhams in the largest reading and cognitive challenge of its kind in the Arab world.

Challenge Journey

The closing ceremony of the fifth session of the "Arab Reading Challenge", which was organized virtually yesterday, was broadcast on the MBC media network and the website of the "Arab Reading Challenge", where it was followed by millions in the Arab world and the world.

The celebration reviewed the challenge journey this year, which witnessed exceptional circumstances due to the outbreak of the “Covid-19” pandemic, and the unprecedented challenges it posed globally. Despite the difficulties, nothing can disrupt the reading and cognitive movement that the challenge succeeded in planting its seeds since its launch in 2015 until today.

Journey and stages

The ceremony, presented by the Lebanese media figure and Minister of Information, George Kordahi, reviewed the march of the "Arab Reading Challenge" since its launch in 2015, and the stages it went through to become the largest knowledge event of its kind in the world, to instill a culture of reading among young people, and its impact on the lives of millions of students, individuals, families and communities. Knowledge in the Arab world, in addition to its inspiring role for students, learners and readers of the Arabic language wherever they are, especially after it became global in its third session, and opened the door for participation to all students from all over the world.

Challenge Heroes

The student, Abdullah Muhammad Murad Abu Khalaf, from Jordan, took first place in the “Arab Reading Challenge” in its fifth session, which he fought during the last academic year, in exceptional circumstances imposed by the outbreak of the “Covid-19” pandemic in the world, well-deserved, after fierce competition. , demonstrating remarkable distinction in the various qualifying stages that the challenge went through, at the level of school students in the Arab world and abroad, who reached the finals, to win, in addition to the popular title, a prize of half a million dirhams, to help him complete his university studies.

Abdullah Abu Khalaf, 17, and his family were surprised by the visit of the UAE ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Ahmed Ali Al Balushi, to his family's home, to inform him of his victory and congratulate him on his achievement.

Throughout the stages of the challenge, Abu Khalaf was praised by successive arbitration committees, thanks to his confident interaction with the questions that were put to him, and his distinguished abilities in discussing his ideas fluently and competently, which reflected the effective influence of reading in building his personality, and refining his expressive abilities.

Sarah Al Daeef, from the Kingdom of Morocco, won the second place, and Shahd Dia Al Qaisum, from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, won the third place, while Yousra Muhammad Al-Imam, from Sudan, came in fourth, and Abd al-Rahman Mansour Ahmed Muhammad, from the Arab Republic of Egypt. , ranked fifth in the "Arab Reading Challenge", in its fifth session, at the level of male and female students participating in the Arab countries.

Distinguished Schools

The virtual closing ceremony of the "Arab Reading Challenge", in its fifth session, witnessed the announcement of the victory of "Al-Gharib School for Basic Education" from the Arab Republic of Egypt, with the title of "The Distinguished School", outperforming 96,000 schools that participated in the challenge this year, where it won an award amounting to One million dirhams, to rehabilitate the reading school’s facilities and support its knowledge activities in this field, helping it to continue its educational and cognitive role in graduating generations of young readers.

The “Educational Harvest” School, from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, also won second place in the Distinguished School category, in the “Arab Reading Challenge,” and “Al-Anjal National School” from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia won third place in the Distinguished School category, within the fifth session of the “Arab Reading Challenge.” Arabic Reading Challenge.

The outstanding schools that won in this session of the challenge succeeded in raising the participation rate among their students in this year's "Arab Reading Challenge", and in creating a qualitative reading movement among their students and the community, through close cooperation with local community institutions, by organizing many virtual reading activities and events.

Distinguished admins

Moza Al-Ghanna, from the United Arab Emirates, won the title of "Outstanding Supervisor", and a prize of 300,000 dirhams, in the "Arab Reading Challenge" in its fifth session.

And the distinguished supervisor Asmaa Saqr from Tunisia came in second place.

Khaled Al-Bukiri from Morocco won third place in the “Distinguished Supervisor” category of the “Arab Reading Challenge”, in appreciation of their giving, which embodies the tremendous efforts made by more than 120,000 supervisors and supervisors in the “Arab Reading Challenge” to guide students and motivate them to participate, and encourage them to cross The various stations of the challenge, despite the educational, educational and logistical challenges created by the emerging epidemic of the Corona virus in the world.

Heroes of the Communities

In addition, Alexander Voros, from Italy, was crowned the champion of the "Arab Reading Challenge", in its fifth season, for the category of Arab students from communities and foreigners participating in the challenge from all over the world.

The participation of Furus, who is of determination, was an inspiring story for many of those who followed his journey, his diligence and perseverance to learn the Arabic language and participate in the “Arab Reading Challenge”, despite all the challenges and the fact that Arabic is not his original language, making every effort and time he could to review its literature and writings. and its culture.

The closing ceremony of the "Arab Reading Challenge" witnessed an impressive video presentation about Furus, who won a prize of 100,000 dirhams.

Afnan Abdulghani, from Malaysia, won the second place, and Farah Al-Ayoubi, from the Netherlands, won the third place, in the communities category.

The UAE embassies and diplomatic envoys communicated with the winners, and the heroes of this version of the "Arab Reading Challenge" in the countries in which they live, to congratulate them and inform them of the victory.

special appreciation

The closing ceremony of the “Arab Reading Challenge” was marked by the presentation of an impressive video about the contributions of the late distinguished supervisor Taher bin Ahmed, the coordinator of the “Arab Reading Challenge” in Mauritania, in appreciation of his efforts, as he accompanied the “Arab Reading Challenge” courses over five years, and contributed to encouraging hundreds of Thousands of students in his country to participate in the biggest Arab knowledge challenge.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum praised the efforts of the late, who died in July of this year, after a struggle with illness, saying through his official account on Twitter: "Al-Taher bin Ahmed, supervisor of the Arab Reading Challenge in Mauritania, was He annually supervises more than 500,000 students, in the largest Arab reading competition.. What he has sown will soon yield young people who raise a great structure for our Arab nation.”

Greatest knowledge post

The fifth edition of the “Arab Reading Challenge” was the largest session of its kind since its first launch six years ago, through the largest participation of school students, with the registration of 21 million students from 14 Arab countries, and 38 other countries, including Arab communities and learners of the Arabic language, compared to With 13.5 million participants from 49 countries in the last session, which reflects the great demand for the challenge, and its role in motivating the younger generations, consolidating reading and advancing the Arabic language, and enhancing cultural awareness among students from a young age.

Also, 120,000 supervisors participated in this course, who supported their students in the various stages of the challenge, providing them with all forms of support and guidance in choosing reading materials, and following up and evaluating book summaries, compared to 99,000 supervisors who participated in the fourth edition of the challenge, while the challenge included in This cycle is 96,000 schools, compared to 67,000 schools in the previous cycle.

New digital model

The “Arab Reading Challenge” benefited from the applications of innovative digital solutions effectively to meet the challenges posed by the “Covid-19” pandemic, and the resulting closures and disruptions to the educational process in many parts of the world, as the fifth cycle of the challenge introduced “electronic summaries” instead of passports. Paper reading travel, where participants summarized the content of what they viewed in digital form.

Each qualified participant summarized 50 books in five reading passports.

Deputy Head of State:

• “I thank the 21 million Arab students who participated with us in the challenge despite the conditions of the pandemic.”

• “I would have liked to meet the top performers in the Emirates, but the conditions of the pandemic prevented that.”

• “I will remain supportive of every reader and every young person who seeks knowledge, and of every cultural and knowledge project that can help us resume civilization... and the next school year is more beautiful and better, God willing.”

Minds and thoughts for the future

The "Arab Reading Challenge", which falls under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, within the axis of spreading education and knowledge, aims to stimulate a comprehensive knowledge movement in the Arab world, by dedicating a culture of reading and reading, and knowledge acquisition, a well-established practice among young people and generations. And raising the level of awareness of the importance of reading among 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, developing self-learning skills and critical and creative thinking, in order to develop the reality of the Arabic language, and restore its role in production. cognitive, and enrich its contribution to thought and human sciences.

Specialized Committees

The judging committees in this year’s “Arab Reading Challenge” consisted of experts, educators, specialists and educated people, who worked on a comprehensive evaluation of the competitors, by testing the speed of intuition, proficiency in formulating and arranging ideas, knowledge, fluency of self-expression, and highlighting skills and abilities.

The “Arab Reading Challenge” usually consists of a series of stages and qualifiers, to select the challenge champions who excelled in reading and summarizing the content of 50 books, and presenting the most prominent information contained therein, within summaries that were paper in previous sessions, and became digital in this year’s session, in order to adapt to the global Corona pandemic. and the exceptional circumstances associated with it.

The qualifiers range to include grades and stages, then schools and educational districts, then directorates or governorates, leading to the selection of the challenge champions at the level of each country.

The biggest student challenge

This year's session of the "Arab Reading Challenge", in which 21 million male and female students from 52 countries participated, was the largest in the history of the student challenge since it was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, with the aim of urging the younger generations to pay attention and knowledge acquisition, and make Reading is an integral part of their life practices.

The fourth session of the challenge registered 13.5 million participants and 99,000 supervisors from 67,000 schools in 49 countries, while the third session of the "Arab Reading Challenge" witnessed the participation of 10.5 million students from 44 countries.

The second session of the “Arab Reading Challenge” recorded the participation of 7.4 million students from 41,000 schools, while the first session of the “Arab Reading Challenge” recorded the participation of 3.6 million students from 30,000 schools.

The total prizes for the "Arab Reading Challenge" amount to more than 11 million dirhams, to be distributed to the winners in all stages of the challenge.

21 million students.

96 thousand schools.

120 thousand moderators to read.

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