Thursday, August 13, 2020
Home /  Nation  /  Vodafone, EAA join hands to provide quality education to children, youth

Vodafone, EAA join hands to provide quality education to children, youth

Vodafone, EAA join
hands to provide
quality education
to children, youth

Tribune News Network
VODAFONE Qatar has announced a new partnership with Education Above All (EAA) to support the foundation’s ongoing efforts to provide access to quality education for out of school children and youth through its Together ‘Sawiyan’ programme.
Under the agreement, which was formalised during a virtual signing ceremony, Vodafone Qatar will be providing pupils of the local Assalam schools with telecommunication services and products to access the latest online learning tools to continue their schoolwork outside the classroom and move forward with their studies.
The agreement also paves the way for Vodafone Qatar to support EAA’s ongoing campaigns in the areas of fundraising and awareness, as well as providing digital safety training for the Assalam students under Vodafone’s AmanTECH programme, encouraging responsible digital behaviour and online safety awareness.
Vodafone Qatar has a long history of supporting children’s education, digital awareness and also providing learning tools and services. The agreement with EAA forms part of its continuously expanding corporate social responsibility under the ‘Inclusion for All’ pillar of the company’s core purpose. This support will ensure that the Assalam students are connected and have equal access to high-quality online educational resources and materials used by their teachers.
Commenting on the agreement, Vodafone Qatar’s Chief Human Resources Officer Khames Mohammed Al Naimi said: “As a conscientious company, Vodafone continues to recognise its role and responsibility in using technology and connectivity to improve lives. We believe that the opportunities and promise of a better digital future should be accessible to all and are committed to ensuring that the more vulnerable are not left behind in the journey towards that future. Through our technology, we can work to bridge the divides that exist and help these youth contribute equally and fully to society.”
EAA’s Director of Procurement and Operations Mohammed Saad Al Kubaisi said: “We are committed to protecting every child’s right to education, now more than ever.
This agreement outlines what promises to be a fruitful partnership and we very much look forward to cooperating with Vodafone Qatar, to whom we extend our thanks for supporting our mission. With Vodafone Qatar’s resources and digital expertise, we can vastly enhance our programmes that are providing access to high quality education as an enabler of broader human development.”
The two Assalam schools established in 2019 in partnership between EAA, the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, under the Together ‘Sawiyan’ programme, are aimed at ensuring that all out of school and at-risk children in Qatar have equitable access to quality education by providing them with both financial support and capacity building, as well as facilitating the establishment of alternative education institutions.
Working in collaboration with the Pakistan Welfare Forum and the Palestinian School Management respectively, the first and second Assalam schools provide education to English-speaking and Arabic-speaking students from disadvantaged backgrounds.