Empowering The Next Generation Through Books & Literature with Isobel Abulhoul
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Today's episode is with Isobel Abulhoul - CEO of the Emirates Literature Foundation and the founder of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the Arab World’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, bringing people of all ages together with authors from across the world to promote education, debate and, above all else, reading. In this episode discover her mission, her relentless pursuit and passion to empower the next generation especially young kids from being non-reader to an avid reader. to pick up a book not only for education as well for gratification. Isobel has received several awards and accolades over the years, including Cultural Personality of the Year by Dr. HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Sharjah in 2010 and an OBE by HM Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain in 2012. In 2016, Isobel accepted the UAE Pioneers Award for Best Non-Governmental Organisation for the Emirates Literature Foundation’s work in promoting reading initiatives during the UAE Year of Reading. This year, Isobel was chosen as one of the 100 Smartest People in the UAE by Arabian Business magazine. Isobel Abulhoul came to Dubai in 1968 and co-founded Magrudy’s, a bookshop chain, in 1975.  Visit #EmiratesLitFest on 4th of Feb - 9th of Feb 2020. https://www.emirateslitfest.com/   Many thanks! Danielle     
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