Germany : Morocco’s Firdaous Bouzeryouh wins «Arab Reading Challenge»

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9-year-old Moroccan Firdaous Bouzeryouh wins the Arab Leading Challenge in Germany. / Ph. DR

9-year-old Moroccan Firdaous Bouzeryouh won the «Arab Leading Challenge», Tuesday, in Germany, reaching the European qualifiers for the competition for students living in non-Arab countries. The final rounds of the contest will be hosted by Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Firdaous Bouzeryouh participated to the competition held on Friday and Saturday alongside 23 participants that represented 23 Arabic-speaking schools in Germany. The young girl read 25 books and summarized them in the span of five months.

The Moroccan girl, who was born in Germany, represented the School of Friendship, located in the city of Reunheim.

«I read a lot of books in Arabic which opened my mind and made me discover incredible worlds. Reading made me visit many places», Firdaous Bouzeryouh told MAP.

«I was born in Germany, but I visited Morocco also by reading books about the Kingdom and Moroccan traveler Ibn Battouta», she added.

The «Arab Reading Challenge» is a global initiative launched by Mohamed Ben Rashed Al Maktoum, Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, Chairman of the Council of Ministers and Governor of Dubai. The 2018 edition was won Moroccan student Meryem Amjoune.

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