Arab Reading Challenge

As the largest-ever Arab literacy initiative that aim to instil the culture of reading in the young generation, the Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) has massively grown in participation from 3.59 million students from 21 countries in its first 2015-2016 academic year to over 13 million students from 49 countries in its 2018-2019 fourth edition.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, launched the Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) in 2015 to encourage young people to read more, promote Arabic as a language for dialogue and creativity, and ingrain the values of tolerance, openness, acceptance, positivity and hope in new generations. Awards worth a total of AED 11 million are distributed across all categories of the competition.

It has also become an integrated community project involving various local establishments and has transformed from an educational project focused on Arab students into a wider cultural endeavour with knowledge, social and cultural outcomes for societies across the Arab world.

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