H.H. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan grants to Abu Dhabi School Students for the 20th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

01/03/2010

Abu Dhabi : H.H. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Education Council, allocated a grant of AED 1,850,000 to Abu Dhabi school students in all three educational zones for the purchase of books at Abu Dhabi’s 20th International Book Fair.
Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al-Khaili, Director General of ADEC commended the generous grant of HH the Crown Prince and his continuous support in education. This grant will enable students to expand their knowledge base and gain awareness about the latest national, regional and international events and trends.
“The Book Fair is a unique opportunity for students to obtain the most current publications including books, periodicals, encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc. Visiting the Book Fair will encourage a love of learning, provoke creativity and compel reflective thought processes, which are just some of the many benefits of reading,” Dr. Mugheer said.
Mr. Mohammad Salem Al-Dhaheri, Director of Abu Dhabi Educational Zone expressed his thanks and gratitude for the generous initiative of HH Sheikh Mohamed, which reflects the eagerness of the leadership to help students broaden their intellectual capabilities through reading valuable books and the latest publications.
Mr. Al-Dhaheri added that the grant has already been distributed among the three Educational Zones (AED 778582 for Abu Dhabi schools, AED 778582 for Al Ain schools and AED 292700 for Al Gharbia schools). He pointed out that ADEZ will organize visits to the Abu Dhabi Book Fair in order to give all students the opportunity to benefit from the many colourful and intellectually stimulating events and functions of the Fair.