Will she win the final, a year after the victory of young Moroccan Meriem Amjoune?
One year after the victory of the young Meriem Amjoune, Morocco is again distinguished in the international contest “Arab Reading Challenge.” Among the eight students from the Arab world qualified for the final phases is the young Moroccan Fatima-Zahra Akhiar. The eight competitors will take part in the fourth edition of the event, scheduled for next Friday, says the Foundation. New challenges added to this late stage of the competition. The four qualifiers will join eight others to compete in the next phase of qualifying.
The Moroccan Fatima- Zahra Akhiar, 15, is a high school student qualifying from “Qadi Ayyad.” She represents Morocco at the fourth edition of the “Arab Reading Challenge,” after winning the national reading contest. Encouraged by the Minister of Education, Sa’id Amzazi, she was rewarded at a ceremony on April 6 in Casablanca.
In addition to the Moroccan student, the Tunisian Ayet Noureddine, the Saudi Joumana El Malki, and the Palestinian Omar El Maayta have qualified.
Last year, the small Meryem Amjoune had moved the canvas and released from anonymity by winning the final of the contest “Arab Reading Challenge” in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The show had a record attendance with more than 13.5 million students representing 49 countries and more than 62,000 schools.
This competition aims to build a reading culture among the new Arab generation and to emphasize the importance of knowledge in shaping the future.