Posted on May 08, 2019

To celebrate the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, Education Above All (EAA) foundation has launched its second Ramadan campaign in Qatar, Under the theme “no child left out”, with the purpose and aim to raise funds for their educational programmes – Educate A Child (EAC) and Reach Out to Asia (ROTA). These projects assist marginalised and impoverished children to have opportunities and hope for a better future which intend to provide and increase access to educational facilities and resources as well as improve the quality of education.

The Ramadan campaign was announced at a press conference attended by dignitaries such as Professor Dr. Ali M Al-Quradaghi, Secretary General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars and Vice Chairman for European Council for Fatwa and Research, and Mr. Mohamed Al-Naama, Senior Representative of Fundraising Department at Education Above All (EAA) Foundation. To enhance the momentum, EAA has partnered with Lulu supermarkets, Marriott Hotels, Exxon Mobile and Qatar Airways to create awareness for raising funds during Ramadan to increase reach and visibility through engaging employees and customers. Besides these players, the companies that have supported the EAA Ramadan campaign include ExxonMobil, Ooredoo, Nakilat, W Hotel, QAPCO, Shell, Carrefour, ELAN, Dar Al Sharq, Qatar TV, Muntajat, Dar Al Arab, etc.

The funds raised will support EAA’s projects around the world as it works across 16 countries. Donations can be made through: donation boxes at 60 locations in Qatar including shopping malls and public places, at cash counters in Lulu and Carrefour supermarkets, and by contacting the following number +974 44542288, or visiting the EAA website: https://donate.educationaboveall.org, or by using QR scan code for EAA  Donation website or SMS 92016 to donate QAR10, SMS 92087 to donate QAR100. As for payments, donation can be made through credit card, cheque, or through personal Ooredoo Mobile Money Account.

Qatar TV will be organizing a special episode for EAA’s fundraising campaign that will be aired Wednesday 15th May, during its programme, HAYATUNA, to spread awareness about EAA’s global programmes and projects for its fundraising, also, EAA Ramadan Campaign will be covered on Qatar Radio on Layali Ramadan program. EAA Foundation is eligible to receive Sadaqah and Zakat donations. Its Ramadan campaign aims to raise funds for EAA’s programmes, which include several projects in Somalia, Gaza, Lebanon, Turkey, Mali, Pakistan, Iraq, and Qatar and many other countries.

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During the launch of the campaign, Mr. Mohamed Al-Naama, Senior Representative of Fundraising Department at Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, said: “Similar to last year, the EAA Ramadan Campaign will target huge brand awareness of EAA and its global work across the Qatari market through social media channels and on digital websites. We are pleased to receive tremendous amount of support from our partners for this noble cause as we believe that change can only happen if we take a unified approach of coming together and decisively work towards educating underprivileged children. Our mission has always been to get closer to the public and invite them – affluent audience – to take part in the EAA mission. I believe that such campaigns help us reach out to masses and spread the awareness on the need for a peaceful society which is driven by the power of education.”

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation through its leading programmes continues to successfully implement educational projects in partnership with international and local institutions and organizations in various countries to enable children to access quality education and support the communities which they live in. Many of those projects include: “Improving access to quality and inclusive education with gender equality for Out Of School Children in Iraq” project, “Access to Education For All Children in Mali” project, “Access to Education for 1 Million Out Of School Children in Pakistan” project, “Wax Bar Caruurta Somaaliyeed (Educate Somali Children)” project, The project in Gaza “Dynamic Futures Scholarship Programme”, the project in Qatar “Dynamic Futures Qatar Scholarship Programme” etc.

With such endeavors, EAA aims to build a global movement that contributes to human, social and economic development through the provision of quality education. With a particular focus on those affected by poverty, conflict and disaster, it champions the needs of children, youth and women to empower them to become active members of their communities. The campaign is slated to create a strong unique buzz around Qatar and among people during Ramadan with a simple goal and objective; an action to donate to educate and not leaving any child behind.

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