Bodour Al Qasimi appoints a director of the House of Wisdom project

Chairman of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority “Shurooq”, Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, issued an administrative decision appointing Marwa Obaid Al Aqroubi as director of the House of Wisdom project developed by Shurooq and provides an example of the future library that integrates in an innovative manner the concepts of the library and the social and cultural meeting and combines sources of knowledge Traditional, digital and smart, between interaction and learning.

Bodour Al Qasimi promotes Reading

The appointment decision comes as a renewal of confidence in Marwa Obaid Al Aqroubi’s career path, as she presided over the board of directors of the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY), one of the most prominent institutions concerned with promoting interest in the culture of children and adolescents, encouraging them to read and stimulating the interest of workers in the children’s book industry to develop their work.

Bodour Al Qasimi Decision

Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi decision reflects in supporting the women’s efforts in leadership and investing their energy, as Al-Aqroubi is considered one of the most prominent figures in the world of culture and books in the UAE and has achieved tangible successes and achievements during her presidency of the UAE Board of Books for Young People and the management of the Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 project.

Her Excellency Bodour Al Qasimi’s decision reflects Shurooq’s continuous efforts to support and empower women leaders in various fields in the UAE. A book enthusiast and a champion of knowledge, Al-Agroubi was an active member of the cultural scene in the United Arab Emirates.

House of Wisdom project

Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, had unveiled the House of Wisdom project on the day the Emirate of Sharjah was crowned the world’s highest cultural title, The World Book Capital 2019, by the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova and it was inaugurated to celebrate the title to preserve meanings of future generations.

The project, designed by the British company “Foster and Partners” specialized in urban development, design and sustainability at the global civilized level, is the first of its kind in the region, as it contains a huge library that will contain 105 thousand books and places for reading in the building’s gardens motivate visitors to continue reading and learning besides providing an electronic application with the various options from books are easy to identify.

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