The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi announces details of MAKTABA Summer Camp: ‘When I Grow Up’
Educational and entertaining summer programme to take place in July and August at libraries across the emirate
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has unveiled the programme for the 2019 MAKTABA Summer Camp for children and young adults, under the theme ‘When I Grow Up’.
Taking place from 6 July to 8 August in Khalifa Park, Al Bahia, Al Wathba, Zayed Central and Al Marfa libraries, this year’s theme sees the programme focusing on future professions, skills and crafts. Workshops will cover subjects such as reading, design, the basics of law, paramedic skills, recycling, Arabic calligraphy, blogging, puppet making, music, agriculture and culinary skills. It’s the perfect place for children and children to explore interests and get a feel for what they want to do later on in their lives.
These events will be accompanied by a ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ and the ‘Young Librarian Initiative’, both representative of Abu Dhabi government’s mission of encouraging a love of books and reading in children and young people. In addition, the MAKTABA Summer Camp will also offers workshops especially designed for women, including crafts, calligraphy, decoupage and much more.
Abdulla Majid Al Ali, Acting Executive Director of the Dar Al Kutub Sector, DCT Abu Dhabi, said: “We look forward to the MAKTABA Summer Camp returning and one again engaging, educating and expanding the minds of countless young people. This year’s theme of ‘When I Grow Up’ is a fascinating one; it has enabled us to craft a programme that encompasses so many of the wide-ranging interests that children have today, while helping to steer them in the direction of a future profession or hobby. The varied workshops and events on offer cater to all tastes and participants are sure to leave both having learned something new and had lots of fun.”
For further information about this year’s MAKTABA Summer Camp, and to register for workshops and events, please visit this link.