- Country: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Lebanon, Nepal, Palestine, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Zambia
- Date: Jul 2009 - Dec 2011
- Program Type: Quality of Education and Learning
- Partner: Room to Read, Scholastic, Teri Press
Dubai Cares supported the establishment of a 3-year program for 489 libraries in Asia and Africa. The program also funded the creation and publication of 14 new local language children’s titles in four different countries. The Million Book Challenge was implemented in 12 countries through Room to Read, Scholastic and Teri Press. In partnership with Room to Read, Dubai Cares funded the distribution books in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zambia. In India, in partnership with Teri Press, Dubai Cares distributed 100,000 books to primary school children in four vernacular languages namely Hindi, Tamil, Bengali and Malayalam. In partnership with Scholastic, Dubai Cares distributed books in Lebanon, Palestine and the UAE. Sets of “My Arabic Library” were donated to camp schools in Lebanon and Palestine. In the UAE, Dubai Cares distributed 76,995 Arabic books to children in the Northern Emirates.