DUBAI // A writing competition launched on Tuesday aims to promote Arabic language and culture among pupils and school staff across the UAE.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, a member of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, together with the Ministry of Education announced details of the Qesaty (Arabic for My Story) competition during the Nobel Museum Exhibition at Children’s City in Dubai Creek Park.
The competition is open to primary and secondary school pupils and teachers and requires participants to write a short story based on events related to UAE heritage. The assessment will take into account the technical construction of the story, and the language elements, including narration and dialogue. The foundation will organise training sessions for the participants in the competition, led by qualified experts. The foundation will also publish the winning works and support the writers in their journey of writing.
The terms and conditions and the application process will be explained through the websites www.moe.gove.ae and www.qesaty.ae. The competition offers 10 prizes for the winners, seven of them for pupils, and the other three for teachers and administrators, in both the preparatory and secondary levels.
“The Qesaty competition reflects the ministry’s keenness to protect and preserve Arabic language as our identity in the modern world,” said Minister of Education Hussain Al Hammadi.
Source: uae news