Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation develops a 15-year program to Arabize institutions and streets in the Comoros.
May 5, 2017
As part of a program initiated by the Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation, the Comoros Republic has started the process of changing the names of ministries, official institutions, public facilities, and entities to Arabic. For the first time, Arabic names have appeared on signs across the streets, starting from the Presidency and extending to various government institutions and others.
This initiative is part of a comprehensive program for Arabic promotion set by the Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation. The program aims to spread the Arabic language in the Comoros through various means, including offering free Arabic language courses for different academic and popular levels. Additionally, the Foundation has established the "Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Center for Training Arabic Language Teachers" at the University of the Comoros. It also includes sending study missions and subsequently Arabizing the names of streets and locations, with the ultimate goal of firmly establishing the Arabic language.
Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, Chairman of the Foundation, expressed that the program, with a duration of fifteen years, has been well-received and embraced at the highest official levels in the Comoros, including the academic community and students from various fields, as well as the general public.
"We have established a department for training teachers in the field of Arabic language to qualify them for teaching without the need to bring teachers from abroad," added Albabtain.
He further stated, "We reached an agreement with the Comoros Presidency to Arabize the names of government institutions and others, so that the names appear in both Arabic and French languages. This initiative has received widespread acclaim and has brought the Arabic language closer to the people of the Comoros, who have shown eagerness to learn it and have collaborated with us significantly, leading to the success of the program."