SHARJAH, Noura bin Hadiya, Manager of Knowledge without Borders, KwB, said that KwB works on enhancing the culture of reading among the members of the UAE community, and building a generation of readers and intellectuals, reflecting the interest of the Emirate of Sharjah and the UAE to invest in the construction of human knowledge building.
This is in line with the vision of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, which is based on the development of the human mind and the strengthening of the individual's relationship with the book and culture, he added.
"Education is the foundation on which the renaissance of nations is based. Learning from culture, reading literature and poetry as well as learning about people's experiences is no less important than education. Today, we have many kinds of illiteracy, including cultural, technical, and occupational,'' she said in a statement ahead of the International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on 8th September. This year's theme is "Literacy and skills development."
''The UAE has succeeded, thanks to the vision of its wise leadership that sees the human as the centre of the development process, in establishing an educated and cultured society in which everyone enjoys more equal opportunities of learning in all fields."
Bin Hadiya highlighted the various initiatives launched by the KwB.
Source: Emirates News Agency