Ministry of Education Introduces Mobile Library in Partnership with Mowasalat

Doha, Qatar: Yesterday, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) unveiled the Mobile Library in partnership with Mowasalat Company Karwa, at Um Al Amad Model School for Boys.

This launch coincides with World Book and Copyright Day, observed on April 23. The initiative aims to cultivate an engaging educational environment, diversify reading methodologies, and foster social interaction among students in public schools.

Maha Zayed Al Ruwaili, Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Affairs at MoEHE, emphasized that this endeavor aligns with the Ministry’s commitment to cultivating a culture of reading. She noted its goal of optimizing students' leisure time outside school hours by involving them in meaningful activities, which, she emphasized, will aid in their personal development, language proficiency, and knowledge acquisition.

Al Ruwaili highlighted the Mobile Library's potential to extend the learning environment beyond traditional classroom settings. It offers students a dynamic learning experience, enabling them to read for pleasure, engage in discussions, participate in group reading sessions, and partake in other stimulating activities that promote social cohesion among peers.

She commended Mowasalat for its collaboration with the Ministry in implementing the mobile library initiative, citing it as a model of effective partnership and community engagement. She expressed gratitude to the company for its support of the Ministry’s community-serving programs and activities.

Ahmed Hassan Al Obaidli, Acting CEO of Mowasalat (Karwa), emphasized the initiative's reflection of the company's commitment to partnering with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. He stated that the initiative seeks to realize the shared vision of both entities in revolutionizing the learning experience into a distinctive and enriching one.

Al Obaidli highlighted the initiative's objective of enhancing accessibility to learning and enjoyment through a mobile library bus equipped with books, educational games, teaching aids, and tablets.

The mobile library bus, accommodating up to thirty students, is designed with two floors. The first floor features a reading section stocked with a variety of books, learning resources, and interactive games accessible via smart tablets. The second floor includes a viewing area with a smart TV screen displaying interactive quizzes on topics like Qatar's history, landmarks, rulers, World Cup stadiums, and more.

MoEHE conducted a pilot study in July 2023 to prepare for the launch, visiting several centers to gauge students’ interest in the mobile library concept.