7-year-old Syrian girl wins Arab Reading Challenge

Thursday, November 10th, 2022 2:49pm

By ARN News Staff

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has crowned 7-year-old Syrian Sham Al Bakour as the Arab Reading champion.

As many as 22 million students from 92,000 schools, participated in the sixth session of the largest Arab competition.

The initiative, launched in 2015, aims to encourage Arabic-speaking school students to read at least 50 books per school year.

So far, the Arab Reading Challenge has attracted the participation of nearly 79 million students.

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