RSI implemented its mission and strategic objectives in the adoption of reading projects, supported by an effective methodology for raising standards in Arabic literacy. As a result, the ‘National Reading Project’ in Egypt was launched following intensive meetings between RSI, Dubai and Cairo in December 2019. The NRP expanded the reading projects to university students and institutions whose role is to support and stimulate reading within their community. The initiative now covers more than 50,000 schools, institutes and universities, and includes nearly 25 million students, teachers and instructors.
Several strategic partnerships have now been formed between Egyptian Ministries, Al-Azhar Al-Sharif and the Research Science Institute and millions of books have been read by the young and the old. The readiness and desire to read has been pervasive and has really taken on. Despite the bitter conditions and challenges generated by the pandemic, the competition was launched with a clear resolution.