Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated Authority for culture and heritage, visited The Family Village, a home for orphaned children, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, under the Awqaf & Minors Affairs Foundation.
During her visit, Her Highness instructed to provide The Family Village with a library to strengthen the literary awareness of the children. To be developed under the guidance of Dubai Public Library, owned and managed by Dubai Culture, the library is envisaged to support the education of the children as well as instill in them an abiding love for the written word, thus helping them to hone their creativity and expand horizons.
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed also announced plans to provide fun-filled educational programmes and activities for the orphans at The Family Village. She urged the participation of children from The Family Village in various national and heritage celebratory events to be organised by the Dubai Public Library team.
Providing a literary environment that Dubai Culture envisages for the youth of the nation, the library will ensure access for the children to the best works in children's literature, thus fostering a love for the written word from a tender age. Dubai Culture will also provide regular educational programmes to strengthen the skills of the children, who will also gain awareness on the rich Emirati heritage, in turn, reflecting Dubai Culture's role in providing platforms for education through its repertoire of activities and initiatives.
The Family Village aims to offer an environment that is similar to that of a loving family thus ensuring that the young ones have a memorable childhood. A team of staff is dedicated to attending to the children and providing the ideal family atmosphere.
Dubai Culture is committed to instilling social values, customs and heritage, and providing a better future for local community and the youth of today. The Dubai Public Library will continue to shed light on the role it plays as the cornerstone for education in the community with its commitment to fostering a strong literary culture in the city of Dubai through its varied services and amenities.