Posted on February 17, 2015

Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), has completed its trip to Cambodia where 26 ROTA volunteers, students and teachers from Qatar-based independent schools for girls, travelled to conduct vital educational training for local schools. The trip was part of the ROTA International Outreach Program, funded by Vodafone Qatar. 

Dana Haidan, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Vodafone Qatar commented: “We have a fantastic partnership with ROTA that we are proud of, part of the ‘Vodafone Better World’ CSR program. Through this partnership, we aim to support ROTA in its mission to promote the concept of community service and international volunteering among Qatari students”

ROTA  and Vodafone Qatar continue 2 [].jpgThe volunteers visited Cambodia’s capital city Phnom Penh from 17 to 24 December where they conducted a number of workshops for the benefit of local teachers and staff of Hun Sen ROTA School and other schools. As a member of QF, ROTA believes in the importance of unlocking human potential as well as the development of human capacities. Through this latest trip to Cambodia, ROTA is supporting QF’s mission to provide world-class education and help foster progressive societies by addressing immediate social needs.

The schools who participated in the trip include Amna Bint Wahab Secondary School for Girls; Al Bayan School for Girls; Al Sailiyah Secondary School for Girls; Qatar Independent Secondary School for Girls and. The number of workshop attendees reached up to 400. The workshops addressed skills development and cultural exchange; as well as sports training, hygiene, environment awareness and teaching techniques. The main aim of such trips is to expose volunteers to the reality faced by in-country ROTA beneficiaries in order to raise awareness of the importance of education as a tool for change. These trips further develop volunteers’ psychosocial life skills and showcase international volunteering experience that and inspire more youths to take part in Qatar-based volunteering activities.

ROTA  and Vodafone Qatar continue 3 [].jpgMr Essa Al Manaai, ROTA Executive Director, said: “At ROTA, we give special attention to volunteers and training trips to the most affected areas in the world. The independent girls’ schools activity cements the importance of collaboration between all members of the local community, to work as volunteers in order to raise awareness of the importance of education for creating dynamic and advanced societies. We also extend our gratitude to Vodafone Qatar for their continuous support of ROTA’s efforts to ensure equal educational opportunities for all”

ROTA is a non-profit organisation launched in December 2005 in Doha, Qatar, guided by Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Operating under the auspices of QF, ROTA is committed to providing high quality and relevant primary and secondary education, encouraging relationships among communities, creating safe learning environments and restoring education in crisis-affected areas across Asia and around the world. ROTA envisions a world where all young people have access to the education they need in order to realise their full potential and shape the development of their communities.