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«Lughati» Initiative of smart Arabic learning

For 25,000 students and 1000 teachers in Sharjah’s government schools

H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has approved the new identity for the initiative that aims to support school-aged children to learn Arabic the smart way. The first-of-its-kind initiative was originally launched in 2013, targeting students to make learning Arabic easy and more accessible to them.

The new identity for the programme is launched as "Lughati" and will assist students in government schools in Sharjah utilising the latest technology and apps to make learning fun. Through Lughati, Arabic for "My Language", 25,000 students and 1000 teachers in Sharjah’s government schools will receive tablets that have been equipped with specially designed Arabic language educational programmes and applications.

These were developed in collaboration with Horouf Educational Publishing, a subsidiary of Kalimat Publishing Group. The new identity for the initiative will see it fulfill its aim, in line with the vision of the Ruler of Sharjah, to instill a way of learning for children and help them utilize modern technology.

The purpose of the educational programme is to improve the educational system and provide students with the necessary skills to use the modern technological tools in Arabic. It also seeks to preserve and protect the Arabic language, increasing its usage and students’ proficiency, through modern and scientific means.

UAE’s leadership continuously seeks to support educational initiatives in general and the Arabic language in particular, in order to provide modern tools in educational programs that not only work by connecting the children with the syllabus but also motivates them to think scientifically and access information they need.

Sheikh Sultan launched the first-of-its-kind initiative in 2013 with an aim to support learning in Arabic by leveraging the latest technologies available in combination with purposely designed contemporary educational programmes. Furthermore, learning is a constantly evolving process that requires a steadfast commitment to developing and adapting educational methods. (WAM)