Outperformed more than 101,<> students

Sarah Qutaiba Al-Muhaini, champion of the Arab Reading Challenge in Kuwait

Sarah Qutayba Al-Muhaini was crowned by the seventh edition of the Arab Reading Challenge as a champion in the State of Kuwait among 101,627 students from 536 schools who competed in the largest reading event of its kind in the world in Arabic.
Sarah Qutayba Al-Muhaini, a tenth grade student from Bayan High School for Girls in Hawalli Educational Zone, won the title during a ceremony held in Kuwait, the capital, in the presence of the Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education in the State of Kuwait, Dr. Hamad Al-Adwani, and the UAE Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, Dr. Matar Hamed Al-Neyadi, and the participation of Dr. Waleed Al Ali, Advisor at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, the organizer of the Arab Reading Challenge, and a number of officials and educators in charge of the reading initiative.
In addition to crowning the champion of the Arab Reading Challenge, the winners of the title of distinguished supervisor were announced among 1,100 supervisors and distinguished school in the State of Kuwait.
Amal Al-Enezi, from the Capital Educational Zone, won the title of Distinguished Supervisor, while the title of Distinguished School went to um Al-Hayman Secondary School for Girls from the General Administration of the Ahmadi Educational Zone.
Ten qualifiers at the level of the State of Kuwait qualified for the finals, from which the jury selected the champion of the challenge at the national level of the State of Kuwait in the seventh edition 2023, and Dr. Nawaf Abdul Majeed Al-Dhafiri from the fourth grade at Al-Noor Mixed School - Girls qualified.
Consolidating reading Dr. Hamad Al-Adwani stressed that "the participation of Kuwaiti students in all seven editions of the Arab Reading Challenge is an important indicator of what culture and knowledge represent in Kuwaiti society, and reflects the success of the Kuwaiti educational system in consolidating the concept of reading
and its keenness to instill it early among students, which is reflected in the high knowledge and the breadth of perceptions among the younger generations, and their interest in excellence and deepening its connection with the Arabic language as an identity and a container for culture, thought and science."
A qualitative
initiative Dr. Hamad Al-Adwani said: "The Arab Reading Challenge is an inspiring qualitative initiative, and it has created a wide Arab cultural movement, and what we witness every year of honorable talents and models from millions of Arab students who believe in the role of reading, knowledge attainment and openness to world cultures enhances confidence in a better Arab future, and a wide contribution to the advancement of human civilization."
He added, "I congratulate those in charge of the Arab Reading Challenge initiative, the winners and all participants, and every official in the education sector in the State of Kuwait, and every school and supervisor, and there is no doubt that our successful arrival at this stage would not have been possible without the concerted efforts and sincerity in work, and the common desire to explode the energies of our children, which will benefit our culture and our Arabic language."
Journey of Excellence
Dr. Waleed Al Ali, Advisor at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, said: "The Arab Reading Challenge continues the journey of excellence, and in its seventh edition it has achieved unprecedented participation in terms of the number of male and female students, schools and reading supervisors, which confirms that the race to knowledge is at the forefront of the scene throughout the Arab world, and reflects the deepening of reading among participating students."
He added: "Kuwaiti students are always present in all editions of the Arab Reading Challenge, and every year the qualifiers reveal great potential among the participants, promising and promising talents, and this is what we have seen from the impressive ability to absorb reading, and the high level of the contestants in understanding and tasting the aesthetics of the Arabic language."

The seventh edition of the Arab Reading Challenge recorded record participation, an increase of 11 percent over the participation of the last edition, where the participation reached about 24.8 million students from 46 countries around the world, while the number of participating schools reached more than 188,000 schools, in addition to 150,000 reading supervisors.
The session was marked byMore than 22,500 students participate in the qualifiers at the country level, where the jury for the People of Determination category requires reading a total of 25 books.
The Arab Reading Challenge, which was launched in its first session in the academic year 2015-2016 in translation of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and his belief that "reading is the beginning of the road to a better future based on science and knowledge", aims to enhance the importance of reading among participating students in the Arab world and the world, develop mechanisms of comprehension and self-expression in a sound Arabic language, develop creative thinking skills, and enrich them. The knowledge content available in Arabic and enhancing its position as a language of thought, science, research and creativity, thus contributing to promoting the values of civilizational openness and communication with different cultures among the younger generations.