copy short urlprintemail
+ A
A -
Qatar tribune

Tribune News Network


Bangladesh is one of the most important countries where Qatar Charity (QC) has a large and distinct footprint in the field of education. During the past five years, QC has built as many as 38 schools with boarding departments and other facilities, some of which were established in remote areas.

These schools have provided educational opportunities for at least 10,000 students, and Qatar Charity is currently working on building 15 more schools. Once these facilities are completed, 3,000 students will have similar educational opportunities.

This comes at a time when Qatar Charity is already sponsoring 3,312 orphans to ensure their better future.

On International Education Day observed on January 24 each year, Qatar Charity celebrates its achievements in the field of education around the world, as it operates in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as in areas affected by crises and disasters.

Hira School

Hira Secondary School, which is located in the Bagerhat region in southern Bangladesh and was built by Qatar Charity in 2017, is one of the educational models that made a big difference in its surroundings, given that it filled a void at the time because there was no school or educational facility in this area. The school became a source of pride for the area where children, including orphans were deprived of education for many years. Not only have the children of residents of the region benefited from this school, but also the children of surrounding areas.

Gratitude and thanks

Several officials thanked Qatar Charity for its supporting education in remote areas of Bangladesh. Zohra Begum, the school’s principal said: “The number of students in Hira School is 700. 300 new students are accepted annually into different classes.”

The school has housing for students, which currently benefits 200 orphans and poor students, as orphaned students receive financial assistance from Qatar Charity to complete their studies in the best possible conditions and to provide them with means of comfort so that they do not feel the difference between them and the rest of the children.

Firoz Ahmed, an official at the Ministry of Education in Bangladesh, said: “Qatar Charity plays an important role in the education sector in Bangladesh, as it has built schools and provided various facilities needed for a suitable environment for students.”

Access to remote areas

He added: “We appreciate this initiative. Qatar Charity has focused on remote and neglected areas where educational facilities are not available for the population, and provided an appropriate educational environment which prevented thousands of children from dropping out of school. In fact, Qatar Charity has played a major role in reducing the illiteracy rate to zero in Bangladesh.” He expressed thanks to the good and generous people in Qatar.

Zahid Al-Islam, an elected representative of the local government in the region, praised the school, which he described as an outstanding achievement, and said: “Hira is not just an ordinary school. We believe it is an exceptional educational institution in a region where there is no educational environment, and the children of our region were not only deprived of education. Rather, orphans and poor children in faraway places are benefiting from this institution.”

copy short url   Copy