Monday , June 27 2022

Bodour Al Qasimi appoints Marwa Al Akroubi as director of the “House of Wisdom” project


Sharjah: «Gulf»
Yesterday bint Sheikha Bodour Sultan Al Qasimi, President of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), announced an administrative decision appointing Marwa Obaid Al Aqroubi as director of the “House of Wisdom” project developed by (Shurooq). It combines traditional, digital and smart information sources, and between interaction and learning.
The appointment decision comes as a renewed confidence in Al-Akroubi’s career, as she presides over the board of directors for the Emirates Board for Young People’s Books, one of the leading organizations involved in promoting interest in children’s culture and the adolescents, encouraging them to read and stimulate workers’ interest in the children’s book industry to develop their work.
The decision reflects the instructions of Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi in supporting women’s efforts to lead and invest their energy, as Al-Aqroubi is considered one of the most prominent figures in culture and books in the United Arab Emirates , and achieved tangible successes and achievements during her presidency of the Emirates Board on Young People’s Books and managing the Sharjah, the 2019 World Book Capital project.
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the “House of Wisdom” project on the day that the Emirate Sharjah was crowned with the highest global cultural title: “Capital of the World Book of 2019”, and it ordained to celebrate the title to preserve its value and meanings and pass it on to future generations.
The project, designed by the British company “Foster and Partners” which specializes in urban development, design and sustainability at a civilized global level, is the first of its kind in the region as it includes a huge library which will include 105 thousand books and places to read in the building’s gardens motivating visitors to continue reading and learning, as well as Providing an electronic application that facilitates the identification of the various book options.

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