Pakistan Consulate General in Dubai has launched Book bank for needy students. Community members can donate used or new books, as the facility is open to all.
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26 August 2020, 12:00 AM
05 September 2020, 12:00 AM
Book bank for needy students has been set up at the Pakistan Consulate General in Dubai to help students who cannot afford to buy expensive schoolbooks.
Ahmed Amjad Ali, Consul General of Pakistan in Dubai said in a press conference held at the Consulate on Tuesday, “The initiative has been launched in collaboration with some community volunteers who came forward to help the needy student.” He urged UAE residents to come forward to help the needy students by donating used or new books.
He said that book bank would operate under the education section at the consulate. “Anyone who wants to donate books or those who want to take books can contact the consulate’s education liaison officer,” he added.
The book bank is the brainchild of Rana Raheem, former Pakistan Ambassador to the UAE, who currently lives in Dubai. “We receive a lot of inquiries about schoolbooks. Some people want to donate used books while others want to take books. So, we decided to set up the book bank to provide a platform to help the needy students,” she said, adding that the facility would be opened to needy students from all the nationalities.