Time out Abu Dhabi “Wanna Read?”
Working for change
A story shared with a little one who is cooped up in hospital is something they will treasure. Founded in 2013, this not-for-profit is led by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan and works to promote reading, and builds reading rooms for children in hospitals across the UAE. The team sets up areas within pediatric wards, creating a warm, friendly and stimulating environment, filled with an abundance of books to help young patients through their healing and rehabilitation.
You can make a difference
Wanna Read? runs an active volunteer programme at some of the hospitals where they have dedicated areas and it is their aim to implement more across the UAE. Volunteers are encouraged to read to young patients, either in a dedicated Wanna Read? room or at their bedsides. They also call for volunteers to offer support at various events, providing social media activity, room set-up and admin.