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Staff Reporter /Sharjah
Rashid Al Kous holds the flag of the Knowledge without Borders and a '1001 Titles' logo at the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, which is located at a height of 5,895 metres in Africa.
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Reading initiative flag hoisted at Mt Kilimanjaro

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A team from the Knowledge without Borders (KWB) has raised a flag of the organisation 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 undertaken by the team with Shaikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Corporation, and Mohammed Khalaf, Director of Sharjah TV and Radio.

Rashid Al Kous, General Manager of Knowledge without Borders who raised the flag, said: "I am extremely proud of Sharjah's achievements in supporting education, knowledge and culture under the directives of His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed 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, Mount Kilimanjaro has a height of 5,895 metres. 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 Dr Shaikh Sultan and is supervised and supported by Shaikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Head of the Organising Committee of Knowledge Without Borders. 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.

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