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Posted On: 18 October 2020 09:00 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:22 pm

Carrefour raises 5M QR for Education Above All Foundation’s “Together” Project

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In a monumental milestone, Carrefour Qatar has raised 5m QAR through its fundraising efforts since the last 15 months, which were donated to the Education Above All Foundation’s “Together” project to support vulnerable children and learners and help them access quality education in Qatar.

The Together project has impacted the lives of more than 2000 students through their enrollment in schools, including the support of school operational expenses to promote continuous access and equal opportunities for all children and adolescents, for both boys and girls, in Qatar.

Together project at EAA, in collaboration with Ministry of Education and Higher Education, works to enable all children in Qatar to have equitable access to education in order to unlock their potential to be productive, responsible and contributing residents who transform their local communities and contribute to the country’s economic prosperity.

Together is the only project in Qatar that:

  • Works as a bridge between state ministries and affected communities in Qatar to provide access to education for children facing barriers, which keep them from attending school.
  • Removes barriers to education by facilitating the establishment of alternative education institutes and programs, in collaboration and coordination with local ministries and NGOs

Education – A Right for All Children in Qatar:

Together, since its inception in 2017, has successfully and continuously expanded its reach to assist marginalized children and their families by providing continuous access to education for children in Qatar. Through enrolment at the EAA-established Assalam Schools, and referral mechanisms with other charity organizations, Together has addressed the barriers to education and ensured educational access for over 2044 children.

Carrefour has joined hands with Education Above All Foundation since 2019 to support EAA’s vision of providing children access to education. Through its fundraising campaign, Carrefour has collected and provided donations of QAR 5 Million for the Together Project. The contribution has gone a long way in impacting lives of the children through enrolment in Assalam Schools who could otherwise have remained out of school. The funds have been utilized to:

  • Support the operating expenses of First Assalam School catering to 467 students
  • Ensure continues access to education for students in 8 community schools across Doha

Laurent Hausknecht, Country Head of Carrefour Qatar, said, “Our partnership with Education Above All Foundation reflects our commitment to helping children access quality education as we are deeply convinced that education is key to a healthy and sustainable society. We would like to thank our cashiers and all our customers for their generous donations, since the launch of this initiative in our stores in May 2019.”

Mubarak Al-Thani, Communication Manager at EAA, said: "Education Above all Foundation looks forward to continuing to work alongside Carrefour Qatar. We collaboratively strive to provide our children with equitable access to quality education through financial support, capacity building and facilitating the establishment of alternative education pathways. Assalam Schools, established in 2019 under the Together project, aims to mitigate barriers such as financial, language and educational gap, faced by children to access education in Qatar ".

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Source: Press Release