Million Book Challenge

Million Book Challenge

Dubai Cares’ Million Book Challenge invited school children aged 3-14 to participate in a nation-wide read-a-thon. The goal:  to read one million books in two weeks.  1,323,218 books were read by 141,425 public and private primary school students from 159 schools. For each book a child read, Dubai Cares purchased a new book written in local languages which were distributed to school children in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Laos, Zambia, South Africa and Sri Lanka, the Gaza Strip, and the United Arab Emirates in partnership with “Room to Read”. To ensure the program’s sustainability, libraries were constructed to house the books and teachers were trained in the administration of innovative pedagogic techniques.

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