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Sunday 18 August ,2019

The National Archives Participates in the Third Edition of the (Summer Reading Festival)

With A number of Reading, Educational and Artistic Workshops That

Promote the Culture of Tolerance

The National Archives Participates in the Third Edition of the (Summer Reading Festival) 

The National Archives - within the framework of its social and community responsibilities and its role in the civic education of generations - reinforces the “Summer Reading Festival 2019” initiative of the Ministry of Education in its third edition, with a series of reading, educational and artistic workshops in Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi, during the period from 18 to 20 August, 2019.

These workshops came in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to encourage reading to promote the spirit of loyalty and belonging to the homeland, the supreme national values and the righteous moral behavior.

The themes of the workshops which were delivered by a number of skilled child-education specialists, contribute to promoting the culture of tolerance among community members, and reflect the visions of the Founding Leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who instilled the values of tolerance in the UAE society. They complement the Ministry of Education's efforts towards disseminating this culture in schools.

The reading and educational workshops conducted by the National Archives for all the (Dalma Mall)  visiting children tackled three educational booklets issued by the National Archives, namely: (Zayed: From Challenges to Union), (Khalifa: Journey Into the Future), and (Qasr Al Hosn: The History of the Rulers of Abu Dhabi 1793-1966).

This initiative also presented a number of reading and educational workshops which tackled the remarkable stories created by the students participating in the National Archives' Initiative (Zayed 100 Stories), the most prominent of these stories are: (Sheikh Zayed’s childhood), (Zayed The Man of Government), (Zayed and the Story of the Union), (Zayed and the Union Achievements), (Zayed quotes and Lessons), (The Story of A Knight), (The Green Hand), (The Desert Conqueror) ... etc. The importance of these stories stems from the fact that they highlight the efforts, achievements and values of the Founding Father and Builder Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan that promote national, behavioral, knowledge and social values and the culture of tolerance among school students who will follow in his footsteps in the future march for the homeland building, advancement and development.

The artistic workshops conducted by the National Archives as part of these activities involved coloring some of the traditional and Heritage elements or drawings; such as: the Jahili Fort and the national figures or symbols that children should be acquainted with and educated about during their up-bringing process.

The National Archives team informs the public about the “Inspiring Tales Initiative” launched by the National Archives in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, in their joint efforts to promote the values of benevolence, philanthropy, humanity and positivity among students, and to encourage them to engage in historic scientific and academic research.