'Read More' team visits Al Mizhar Primary School for Girls
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The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has called for strengthening the Student-Book bonds in order to build the intellectual & cultural know-how that assists the enrichment of the general knowledge and exchange of expertise through communicating with others; which will definitely step up the inherent progression of individuals.
A statement to this effect was made during a visit recently made by the team of 'Read More' initiative at RTA Marketing & Corporate Communication Dep't to Al Mizhar Primary School for Girls in Dubai on Tuesday 29 November coinciding with the celebrations of the UAE 40th National Day under the theme; Spirit of the Union.
The Team was headed by Abdullah Al Madani, CEO of RTA Corporate Technical Support Services Sector, and comprised a number of RTA officials and staff.
"Through implementing this initiative we are seeking to instill the liking of knowledge among our sons and daughters the students whose inclinations have recently developed towards e-games; which has even become their prime concern keeping them aloof from the atmosphere of reading & books. RTA has therefore opted to run this initiative which has left a positive impact on nurturing the intellects of students particularly children through whom we can deliver the required message of showcasing reading starting from school and home libraries. It stresses to students the importance of using public transport means and highlights to them the positives & benefits accruing to the state, community, environment and public health as a result of using public transport means; a concept that needs to be well and properly clarified.
"It is imperative to broaden the scope of this initiative to include secondary school and university students since the majority of these students are not in the habit of reading but have interests other than books. Therefore we need to foster in them the fondness of reading, and acquaint them with the importance of reading in building bridges to knowledge & culture; which in turn will trigger their aspirations to become decision makers & leaders," said the CEO of Corporate Technical Support Services Sector.
Al Madani then presented to the students the 'Read More' package; which included a story entitled "Papa Zayed" compiled by the Emirati writer Saliha Ghubbash who was keen on instilling core values in the youngsters in an interesting and enthusing manner. It also included the "Union is Strength" book; which is a large book containing children cartoons compiled by Abeer Ballan along with a DVD version of the story in the voice of the famous Emirati singer Hussain Al Jasmi.
For her part Haifaa Jumaiaa, Principal of Al Mizhar Primary School for Girls, praised this initiative noting its contribution to opening new communication channels between the school and the RTA in order to realize the main objective of instilling the reading habit in students, particularly those at primary schools. She underscored the role of reading in promoting human intellects and attaining knowledge to boos communicating with others, and commended RTA's 'Read More' initiative describing it as the first of its kind from an official entity.