The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has recently received a number of students from Al Hudaybiyah and Sara Primary Schools (1st Cycle) in Dubai in the context of ‘Read More’ initiative, which is continuing to roll on this year with the aim of boosting the skills of students and urging them to acquire different sorts of books and stories that contribute to furthering their intellectual abilities.
The gathering reviewed “My Own Way” story compiled by the Emirati writer Maitha Al Khayyat in an event held at RTA Auditorium and attended by several officials & executives of the RTA and the work team of the initiative.
The Director of RTA’s Marketing & Corporate Communication Dr. Aysha Al Busmait, praised the continuous flow of events and interaction between the government entities and educational institutions; which she says “epitomizes the ambitions & vision of the leadership in forging close cooperation between various segments of the community, particularly students who are a key part of the community and potential future leaders.”
“Therefore, Read More initiative, which is a community-oriented initiative launched last year by the RTA, is seeking to offer this category more exposure and opportunity to read and discover more through reading stories and books tailor-made to their different age categories,” said Dr. Aysha.
The Emirati writer Maitha Al Khayyat narrated to an audience of about 200 girl students her story “My Own Way” in an interesting and charming style, particularly as the story blends the smooth dialogue with coloured drawings that help make the gist of the story readily conceived by girls.
The story portrays the character of “Hamda” as a little girl trying to emulate her four sisters in wearing the Shaila (scarf) but her repeated attempts always fail till she realized later that every girl has to have her own way of wear the Shaila. This prompted her later to find her own suitable way of wearing the Shaila likewise her sisters.
The writer was keen on presenting the girls with a spot demonstrating how to wear Shaila in a way befitting this age category such that each girl can contrive her own approach in this regard. She considered the story of great importance in embedding the basic notions of wearing the Hijab in the conscience of these young girls.
At the conclusion of the event, the team of ‘Read More’ initiative distributed the story books and gift items to students, as well as Shailas presented by as a courtesy of Pride Crown for familiarizing these girls with the correct ways of wearing the Hijab, and as a contribution to support the initiative in realizing its future vision.