Dubai encourages parents to give their kids the gift of reading

Shaily Kalra

Gift of readingDubai: Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) of Dubai has started a novel reading competition for both parents and children. The competition began on Sunday,  10 April and will continue till May 10.

Under this contest parents have to read a text along with their children approximately for ten minutes for ten days.

To be a part of this reading competition parents have to register themselves on KHDA website and sign the pledge.

Parents also have to upload a photo depicting them reading along with their child by using hashtag # 10 Minutes 10 Days, and also Mentioning @KHDA Dubai for Instagram and for Twitter.

According to Mouza Al Suwaidi, KHDA’s Chief of Engagement, reading regularly is one of the best ways for children and for parents to share quality time together. This also helps in building a strong bond between the parents and children.  He  underscored  an important point by expressing the hope that challenge of reading will encourage parents to give their kids the gift of reading.

The main aim of KHDA is to provide the best education to children of Dubai and making the system of education touch the global level.

The parents emerging as winners of this contest will receive a free book for themselves and for their children, every month for a year.

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) of Dubai was established in 2006, under the directive of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum  Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and the Ruler of Dubai.