x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince gives Dh3m to pupils to buy books at book fair

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, has given Dh3 million to pupils to help them purchase books at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.

ABU DHABI// Young bookworms have been handed Dh3 million of vouchers to spend at this year's Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.

The book vouchers were granted by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and chairman of the Abu Dhabi Education Council.

The Dh50 vouchers have been distributed across universities and schools and are available to students and pupils who visit the fair, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

The fair's move to assist younger readers comes in tandem with Adec's month-long Abu Dhabi Reads Campaign held across the emirate targeting kindergarten and Cycle 1 pupils.

* Saeed Saeed