Sham Bakour from Syria Wins Arab Reading Challenge

  • Publish date: Thursday، 10 November 2022
Sham Bakour from Syria Wins Arab Reading Challenge

Seven-year old Sham Bakour from Syria won this year’s Arab Reading Challenge on Thursday, beating millions of Arab youth from across the world who participated in the annual reading challenge launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in 2015.

Sham Bakour won Dh500,000 and was the honored by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid. Previously, Bakour defeated more than 61,000 participants in Syria to claim the right to represent her home country in the biggest reading challenge in the Arab world.

Finishing in second place was Adam Al Qasimi from Tunisia, while Rashid Al Khateeb from Jordan came in third place.

The three other finalists who vied for the Dh500,000 grand prize were Areej Al Qarni from KSA, Ghala Al Enzi (Kuwait),) and Mohammed Jamil (Bahrain).

Besides the Dh500,000 for the best champion Bakour, Dh1 million was given to the best school Al Mokhtar School in Morrocco, Dh300,000 for the outstanding supervisor Noor Jabour from Jordan, and Dh100,000 for the community champion (a category for Arab students living in non-Arab countries).

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