The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has launched its agenda for the Month of Reading, which comes this year under the slogan “My Family Reads”. The event includes a series of initiatives and cultural activities that will enhance knowledge among Federal Government employees in general, and those of the Authority in particular, and motivate them to adopt reading as a culture and a daily habit.
In this regard, Khaled Al Mazmi, Director of Strategy and the Future and Head of the Knowledge Management Team at the Authority, considered the Month of Reading as an important national occasion that reflects the interest of the UAE leadership in science and knowledge, leading to the habit of reading as a way of life.
He said: “The Month of Reading comes in line with the national strategy for reading, which seeks to consolidate reading as a culture and lifestyle in the Emirati society by the year 2026. There is no doubt that reading in general contributes to raising a society’s awareness through acquiring scientific thinking and knowledge. Moreover, it helps preserve the national gains at cultural and intellectual levels, leading to an educated generation capable of taking up leadership toward a brighter future.”
The Authority’s agenda for the Month of Reading this year, included many cultural and knowledge activities and events to be implemented internally and externally, as part of continuous efforts over the past years. These events started with the formation of a knowledge management team, then the implementation of the agenda for cultural activities (general and specialized) throughout the year.
“Key activities of the Authority under "My Family Reads" included launching knowledge competitions, training workshops on reading, virtual sessions, launching e-books, sharing specialized articles, and issuing a quarterly newsletter, "Flashes of Knowledge,” Al Mazmi concluded.