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EAA raises QR15mn to support out-of-school children globally

EAA raises QR15mn to support 
out-of-school children globally

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Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s nationwide fundraising campaign, under the theme “No Child Left Out”, has garnered overwhelming support from donors as it realised QR15 million during the Ramadan.
The campaign, being held for the second year under the theme ‘No Child Left Out’, will support EAA’s projects and help out-of-school children in several countries including in Qatar. The QR15 million sum will be channelled to the efforts and worldwide beneficiaries of EAA’s Educate A Child (EAC) and Reach Out to Asia (ROTA) educational programmes.
Recently, EAA’s fundraising campaign kicked off with a special episode on Qatar TV’s Hayatuna programme, in a bid to raise awareness around the foundation’s global projects for children and youth. Announcing the campaign, Dr. Ali M Al Quradaghi, Secretary General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars and Vice Chairman for European Council for Fatwa and Research, stressed on the importance and meaning of Sadaqah and Zakat in the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, and particularly so in supporting the right for universal education. To this end, the EAA foundation is eligible to receive Sadaqah and Zakat donations to fund its programmes, which include several projects in Somalia, Gaza, Lebanon, Turkey, Mali, Pakistan, Iraq, and Qatar and many other countries.Qatar Radio also cast the fundraising call to the local community on its Layali Ramadan Programme.
Central to the success of EAA’s fundraising campaign across 60 locations in Qatar was a slew of employee and customer engagement partnerships with Lulu supermarkets, Carrefour Qatar, Marriott Hotels, Exxon Mobil and Qatar Airways. Others to have come in support of the campaign included Ooredoo, Nakilat, W Doha, QAPCO, Shell, ELAN, Dar Al Sharq, Muntajat, and Dar Al Arab.
Mohamed al Naama, Senior Representative of Fundraising Department at Education Above All (EAA) Foundation said: “This fundraising round’s success takes on a different meaning this year, thanks to the support of our partners here and across the globe, have successfully reserved places for out of school children in the educational system and a better chance for their future. These numbers are proof that no ambition is too big when people harness their energy, resources and efforts toward the greater good of their communities and others that need it. In this fundraising effort, these partners were customers, viewers, broadcasters and staff who answered our call with overwhelming support. And for this, we are immensely grateful and proud to have rallied the Qatari community behind our mission.”
Across its programmes, EAA continues to tackle deep-rooted socioeconomic barriers in its mission toward equal access to quality education across underserved communities around the world, particularly among young populations. Last year, EAA’s programmes recorded several milestones and projects under this mission.