Global Grad Show 2020

“معرض الخريجين العالمي 2020”

The most diverse showcase of graduate ideas expands programme to identify global trends and take social impact projects to market A new exhibition format will reveal the top-of-mind social and environmental challenges according to graduates from 60 countries Trends will be drawn from a record 1,600 graduation projects submitted by students in 270 universities – a 30% increase on the previous year – with 100 shortlisted to provide insight and understanding on global environmental, social and economic issues The Global Grad Show entrepreneurship programme secures funding to take two life-changing…

 Sharjah announces relief fund for publishers affected by Beirut blast

 Sharjah announces relief fund for publishers affected

Emergency relief fund includes facilities, grants and various services In an act of solidarity with its UNESCO World Book Capital peer, Beirut, Sharjah has announced an emergency relief fund for Lebanese publishers affected by the tragic blast in Port Beirut in early August. The emergency relief fund has been rolled out by Sharjah in collaboration with the Sharjah World Book Capital Office 2019 (SWBC Office) and the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), and will translate into both financial and in-kind assistance to help Lebanese publishers recover the huge losses they have…

WINNERS OF FIRST VOICES OF FUTURE GENERATIONS  WRITING COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

WINNERS OF FIRST VOICES OF FUTURE GENERATIONS

HH Sheikha Hissa bint Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum awards children for their creativity and commitment to a more sustainable future The first winners of the Middle East edition of the Voices of Future Generations, the inspiring global writing competition for children, were announced today at a digital award ceremony streamed from the Zabeel Ladies Club, Dubai. The unique writing initiative, held under the patronage of UNESCO, was created to promote sustainability awareness and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The ceremony also marked the launch of…

EMIRATES AIRLINE FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE COMPETITIONS FOR SCHOOLS OPENED

فين الصوره يا حج

Readers’ Cup, Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition, Emirates NBD Poetry For All and the new Montegrappa Letter Writing Competition announced open at annual event Dubai, September 22 2020: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has announced that the popular competitions for schools are now open for 2021. Three annual favourites return, giving children the chance to show off their story writing and poetry performance skills, or compete against other schools to show with their knowledge of selected books. New for this year is the Montegrappa Letter Writing competition, celebrating…

Kalba Public Library reopens its doors on August 3, 2020

Comprehensive safety measures are in place to ensure health and wellbeing of visitors and staff The Kalba Public Library, a subsidiary of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), has announced its plans to reopen and operate at full capacity beginning Monday, August 3, 2020. The library had been closed for the past months in line with the UAE’s precautionary procedures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). From August 3, the library will remain open to the public from 08:00 am to 08:00 pm with strict safety measures in…

Sneaky Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning at Home

There is a common misconception that the traditional notion of ‘education’ is something that only happens at school, but the evidence tells us that the home environment is one of the most powerful influences in a child’s development. Think about it this way – children only spend half their waking hours in school during the academic year. This means much of the learning is still being done outside the school gates. Yet without the textbooks and library, why is home an ideal place to learn? As a start, in many…