The Institute of Australia Middle East Business and Education in Canberra has launched a campaign to teach 3000 Australian kids between 5-12 years how to read and write in Arabic during the 30 days of Ramadan.

Since Thursday 11 March, the Institute of Australia Middle East Business and Education (IAMBE) has begun to offer 3000 Australian children a chance to participate in its Ramadan 3000inThirty challenge.

Initially promoted by SBS Arabic 24, this non-for-profit initiative will rely on written material, short explanatory videos, and prizes to make learning Arabic as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.

IAMBE campaign flyer for Ramadan Arabic challenge.

IAMBE campaign flyer for Ramadan Arabic challenge.

“This Ramadan will be different. 3000 Australian children will be able to read and write in Arabic on the day of Eid inshaAllah,” said Mohannad Qassar, General Manager at the IAMBE.

Mohannad Qassar with his Arabic learning book (KITABEE) that all participants will receive.

Mohannad Qassar with his Arabic learning book (KITABEE) that all participants will receive.

This Arabic challenge aims to teach children how to read and write, with short and long vowels, the twenty-eight letters of the Arabic alphabet in thirty days.

The Institute will release a short video each day explaining to participants how to pronounce, write and connect a particular letter. Children will watch this video then complete the ensuing exercises in their KITAABE Arabic workbook.

All parents will also receive a Parent Prize Pack which will include a set of small prizes to award their child after every five-six days. Upon the completion of these thirty days, all those who successfully completed the challenge will be able to enter into a raffle for their chance to win one of thirty special prizes.

Progress prizes that will be given to children by parents every 5-6 days.

Progress prizes that will be given to children by parents every 5-6 days.

The Institute encourages all parents who wish to enable their children to read and write Arabic to register for this competition. Registration will close on Sunday 4 April to ensure adequate shipping time for course materials prior the commencement of Ramadan.

To register or to know more about this challenge, please visit:

https://www.iambe.com.au/3000challenge