The UAE Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, celebrated International Literacy Day on September 8 by spending the day with children from St. Michael’s Life Hospital. The embassy gifted the children with books to help them on their journey to literacy.
“We believe that reading has the power to transport you to endless adventures,” said an embassy spokesperson. “We hope that these books will help the children at St. Michael’s Life Hospital escape their current reality and explore new worlds.”
The embassy also donated books to the hospital library so that other children could benefit from the gift of literacy.
As a tribute to International Literacy Day, the Embassy spent the Day with the children from St Micheal Life hospital in Pretoria.— UAE Embassy Pretoria (@uaepretoria) September 8, 2023
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International Literacy Day is a global observance that celebrates the importance of literacy and promotes efforts to improve literacy rates around the world. The theme for this year’s observance is “Literacy for a Sustainable Future.”
The UAE Embassy in #Pretoria joins the International community in celebrating International Literacy Day to emphasize the importance of education.— UAE Embassy Pretoria (@uaepretoria) September 8, 2023
Education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world.”- Nelson Mandela.
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