New back to school programme to inspire creativity, reading in children

The programme includes 32 workshops

A new Back to School programme is launched  by MAKTABA at DCT – Abu Dhabi. This programme features a roster of workshops and sessions. The programme runs until 28th October and combines learning by fun while striking creativity and analytical skills in children.

The programme focuses on the importance of reading, learning and researching skills for children. Its been held via Microsoft Teams allowing allowing children to participate in all activities and events. Sessions are open to students of all ages in public and private schools. They also include institutions, educational centres, People of Determination and students at charitable centres.

“By building core reading and research competencies at an early age, we open new frontiers of knowledge development. This ensures our children are prepared for a lifetime of successful learning”., quoted Shaikha Mohamed Almehairi, Library Management Department Director at DCT Abu Dhabi.

Through its various components, the Back to School programme will also bolster the teaching skills of faculty members. This will enable them to keep pace with the latest educational methods to best equip them to educate and inspire our future generations.

In all, 32 workshops will be supervised by five libraries managed by DCT Abu Dhabi. Zayed Central library will deliver 10 workshops. Khalifa Park library and Al Bahia Library will offer 5 workshops each. The Al Wathba and Al Mirfa library will each host six workshops.

There are four professional development workshops for teachers and librarians at public and private schools in Abu Dhabi. The programmes are under the guidance of educational specialist.

The workshops are designed to include ” ‘How to stand out’ and be an ambassador of excellence, an introduction to Dar Al Kutub’s ‘MAKTABA’ digital platform. This helps to identify student potential in ‘How to discover the talented?’, and a therapeutic writing workshop.


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