Posted on February 20, 2014

Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), Qatar’s leading non-profit organization and Qatar Charity, a leading Arab charitable organization, with a broad and diverse range of programming worldwide, signed an agreement committing the two organizations to work together for the improvement of the Quality of Education in the Governmental Schools in the West Bank.

The agreement was signed by ROTA Executive Director, Mr. Essa Al Mannai, and Qatar Charity Executive Officer, Mr. Yousuf bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari, at Sheraton Hotel, Doha, in the presence of senior officials of both organizations.

Under the terms of agreement, the two parties will collaborate in developing and upgrading the educational sector in the West Bank through the development of educational facilities, methods and capacity building for teachers and students.

ROTA is committed to reaching out to the Arab world to provide those in need with quality Education, and has identified the development of education opportunities and resources for youth in countries of the Middle East as critical to achieving its mission, while the field of "Education and Culture" is considered as one of the four main strategic directions of Qatar Charity programs and projects.

The agreement commits the parties to promote the culture of reading among the school age students, and empowering their educational, behavioral and physical skills through sports activities, while promoting the usage of the Arabic language and the development of educational resources in Arabic.

“I believe the partnership between ROTA and Qatar Charity is a major step, and the beginning of a fruitful collaboration. Our organizational strengths mutually complement each other very well, but perhaps most importantly, we both recognize the need to promote innovative new approaches to charitable giving, promoting sustainable long-term educational  development for the Arab world,” said ROTA Director, Essa Al Mannai.

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Drawing from its own experience and expertise, ROTA on its part will provide funds and other resources for the Qatar Charity project which complement and support its mission. The West Bank, and Gaza Strip are facing other huge challenges represented by the siege imposed on Gaza Strip and Israeli continuous military operations and their major impact on the economic, social, educational, and health sectors. No doubt that the education sector is one of the most affected sectors by these circumstances, especially in the lack of capabilities and skills needed for developing this sector.

All indications refer to a significant drop in the level of educational attainment in the education sector both primary and secondary due to the current political and economic situations in Jerusalem, West Bank, and Gaza Strip. Within the total population, 44% of Palestinians are under the age 15, making it a young society. 

Since the start of its operations in Palestine in 1996, Qatar Charity showed interest in the educational sector in line with the needs and priorities of the Palestinian community in this sector. QC continues to provide a helping hand to this field through its various classes and levels, and through its two offices in Ramallah and the Gaza Strip. The organization has already implemented a number of the planned projects, including the construction and renovation of dozens of schools in the Gaza Strip, and the sponsorship of more than 7550 orphans students in the West Bank and Gaza.

“We are very pleased to be a part of this important agreement. We are confident that this partnership will go a long way in expanding our efforts and create opportunities that will improve the lives of many people in the quest for a more equal society, and thereby make a difference,” said Qatar Charity Executive Officer, Mr. Yousuf bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari. “This agreement with ROTA will not only help develop West bank’s children and students’ potential, but it will also develop and enhance their personal, social and educational skills to give them a real advantage in life”, Al-Kuwari added, noting that QC operates in more than 50 countries all over  the world with 18 local offices for follow-up and supervision.

“Continuing educational advancement is absolutely key to uplift the lives of Palestinians and with Qatar  Charity,  we share the same belief that this project will bring real benefits to schoolchildren and students – equipping them with crucial skills to help them cope with today‘s ever-changing world and become effective leaders and decision makers of tomorrow,” concluded Al Mannai.

For more information about all Reach Out To Asia’s programs in Qatar and 11 Asian countries, visit www.reachouttoasia.org or the ROTA Face book page at www.facebook.com/reachouttoasia.

For more information about Qatar Charity projects in Qatar and the world, visit: www.qcharity.comwww.facebook.com/QCharity, twitter.com/qcharity

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