Posted on March 06, 2016

Ooredoo today made a significant donation to support “Educate A Child”, a programme of the Education Above All Foundation (EAA), giving a cheque for QR 200,000 at a special ceremony in Doha this week. The funds will be used for EAC projects in support of children around the world with no access to primary education due to poverty, conflict or natural disasters. Ooredoo raised the money for the donation from entry fees for the different races at the Ooredoo Marathon 2016, which took place in January, as well as contributions from its central charity fund.

Founded in 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, EAA aims to build a global movement that contributes to human, social and economic development through the provision of quality education. Under this mandate, the “Educate A Child” programme aims to provide access to quality primary education to out of school children living in regions suffering from poverty, conflict and natural disaster.  Through its partnerships to date, EAC has commitments in place to enroll six million children.  

Ooredoo makes significant donation 2 [].jpgFatima Sultan Al Kuwari, Director, Community and Public Relations, said: “We are pleased and proud to provide this donation to support ‘Educate A Child’, recognising the incredible work they do around the world. Ooredoo believes in the power of education to transform people’s lives, and we are working hard on a range of programmes that deploy innovative mobile technology to bring educational resources to under-served and remote communities. We thank everyone who ran the Ooredoo Marathon for their contribution.”

Leena Al-Derham, Senior Education Specialist, Educate A Child, said: “Ooredoo is a valuable partner and on behalf of EAC and EAA, we would like to thank Ooredoo for its support and envision this to be the beginning of many collaborations with Ooredoo in support of the issue of out of school children.”

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