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Abu Dhabi publishes ‘Our Sheikhs, Our Role Model’ in braille

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A new book for students with vision disabilities detailing the inspiring role of the UAE’s leadership has been published in braille by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.

‘Our Sheikhs, Our Role Model,’ has been produced by MAKTABA, the library management department at DCT Abu Dhabi, in cooperation with the Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination (ZHO), represented by its Department of Care for the Blind.

The book features students’ creative writings on topics related to the principles and values of the UAE’s leadership. It covers various topics about national identity and students’ ideas inspired by the leadership’s vision, principles, and creativity.

Through the initiative, which is part of the ninth edition of the Little Writer in the Big Book competition, MAKTABA aims to enable visually impaired students to participate in the contest and deepen their knowledge of the history of the UAE.

“Issuing a braille edition of ‘Our Sheikhs, Our Role Model’ will enrich the National Blind Libraries with additional resources while enabling students to participate in the Little Writer in the Big Book competition to stimulate their creative writing skills” said Naema Al Mansouri, Member of the National Federal Council and Director of the ZHO’s Department of Care for the Blind.

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