The books distribution is part of the ‘Pledge a Library’ initiative that aims to provide books to children in underprivileged communities worldwide.
Arya Ajay Vyas, is a 12-year-old popular YouTuber with a channel called ‘Wish Big’. A student of Mayoor Private School in Dubai, she also credited for a blog. Taking the stage of the Creative Kids Café on day 2 of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) 2019, Arya revealed how her passion for reading and creativity earned her the first prize at the Oxford UAE Read Competition, which was conducted to celebrate the Year of Reading.
The creative writing session by authors Ruth Paul and Juliette MacIver at Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival must have been very interesting (“NZ authors give tips on creativity,” April 20, Gulf Today).
The Emirate of Sharjah has been declared the 'Special Guest of Honour' at the upcoming Moscow International Book Fair, to be held from Sept.4 to Sept.8.
A passenger train carrying at least 2,000 people derailed as it was crossing a bridge in Bangladesh on Monday killing five people and injuring more than 100, officials said.
The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) recorded 664,480 applications for international protection in 2018, down for the third year running and 10 percent lower than in 2017.
The gunmen attacked the villages of Sagho and Toekodogo, in the Barsalogho district, on Saturday, Defence Minister Cheriff Sy said in a statement, describing them as members of "armed terrorist groups".