Rashid Al Kous, General Manager of Knowledge without Borders (KwB) raised a ‘Knowledge without Borders’ flag and a ‘1001 Titles’ logo at the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. The event took place following a five-day trip to the continent undertaken with Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Corporation, Chairman of Sharjah Media Centre and Mohammed Khalaf, Director of Sharjah TV and Radio.
Commenting on the venture, Rashid Al Kous said; “I am extremely proud of Sharjah’s achievements in supporting education, knowledge and culture under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. I wanted to express my feelings in a symbolic fashion. The raising of the ‘Knowledge without Borders’ flag and ‘1001 Titles’ logo reveals that we have achieved success at the highest level. It represents our commitment to continue elevating standards.”
Located in Northeast Tanzania and rising to 5,895 metres, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. It consists of three volcanic cones; Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira and is the closest snow-mountain to the equator. Mount Kilimanjaro is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park, which is included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
Knowledge without Borders was launched as an initiative by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah and is supervised and supported by Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Head of the Organising Committee of KwB. The initiative aims to establish reading as a noble habit in every household in the UAE. It encourages the establishment of home libraries and aspires to supply these libraries with the best reading material across a variety of genres suitable for the family.