The programme which targets Ad Dhahirah region aims to instill the culture of reading and literature within the Omani community by nurturing children’s skills in reading, developing local youth capabilities in delivering literature workshops and raising community awareness on reading.
The programme includes various activities which are the Reading family forum, the ‘Rawafid’ training programme that targets 70 Omanis across all governorates, the ‘Reading ambassadors’ network’ which aims to enhance the reading performance of 50 kids, ‘My child reads’ sessions for mothers. In addition, there is a competition about storytelling, a children’s book fair as well as other activities and educational workshops.
Shamsa Al-Rawahi, bp Oman’s social investment manager, commented: “Education is key to supporting our sustainability aims at bp Oman. The Reading Family programme contributes to creating a rich cultural environment, promotes reading among the future generation as well as enhances the children’s reading abilities and performance.”
Qais Al Maqrashi, CEO of Youth Sada, commented saying: “The Reading Family programme is an essential programme that targets many groups of our including children, youth and parents. We at Youth Sada always strive to spread the culture of reading and literature among children and families, and hope to reach a wider group of our society. So far, the programme in its four cycles benefited over 1,600 children.”