His Highness' Quote

HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi

"We are working to achieve development across all segments of human knowledge, with the underlying principle for our actions being to nurture the person who is so precious to us. Our significant accomplishments, are represented by the cultural infrastructure, social organisations, educational institutions and knowledge acquisition programmes that we have successfully established over the years. These have led to the creation of a cultural platform that sees Sharjah - alongside other Arab cities - glow with the light of knowledge that enlightens both its residents and guests."

About Us

Knowledge without Borders (KwB) is a Sharjah Government initiative instigated to encourage parents and children to spend more time reading. With this in mind, the organisation aims to provide Arabic book libraries for around 42,000 families in the emirate of Sharjah over the course of this year (2016).

The KwB was launched as an initiative by HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. It is led by Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Head of the Knowledge without Borders organising committee.

KwB intends to further cement Sharjah's Reputation as the region's Cultural Capital through its intensive educational programmes, lectures and school and library activities.

The unique KwB project aims to emphasise the importance of reading for childhood development and to increase general knowledge within the local community.

Vision & Mission

Vision: to increase knowledge in the emirate of Sharjah and to raise a generation of readers.

Mission: to implement the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, by establishing a library at every house in Sharjah. To ensure books with high literary and artistic standards are provided by the project’s consultants supported by an exceptional team of employees. To promote a culture of reading among all generations and instil within them a love of books.

Goals

  1. To provide Arabic books to every household and to every person.
  2. To cement Sharjah's reputation as the Capital of Islamic Culture.
  3. To promote reading as a noble habit and highlight its importance for cognitive, emotional and psychological development.
  4. To establish libraries in government organisations and civil society institutions.