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Posted On: 27 April 2015 04:58 am
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Educate A Child and Qatar Charity Launch "Teach Me" Campaign

Reem Fakhri
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Educate A Child and Qatar Charity Launch

"Teach Me" Campaign

The new campaign is designed to raise money and awareness for the issue of

out of school children around the world

Doha, 5 April 2015: Educate A Child, a programme of Education Above All (EAA), and Qatar Charity today announced the launch of the "Teach Me" campaign to raise awareness about the issue of millions of out of school children worldwide who are missing out on basic primary education as a result of poverty, conflict, natural disaster, and discrimination and the need to provide them with high-quality education as one of their basic human rights.

Launched in 2012, EAC aims to trigger significant breakthroughs in providing quality primary education to the 58 million out of school children around the world. Through EAC supported programming, children overcome barriers to educational access and retention.

The joint campaign follows the Memorandum of Understanding that Qatar Charity and Education Above All Foundation signed last year. EAC is a global initiative that Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser launched to support out of school children worldwide. Under the MoU, the two parties will cooperate on joint activities in a number of countries targeted by Educate A Child.

Targeted Countries

The one-year "Teach Me" campaign, will focus on fundraising for educational projects and activities, in countries where children suffer from hard and extreme conditions. The campaign will seek to raise QR 110 million, which equates to over 270,000 children receiving access to one year’s education.

Ways to Donate Money

The cost of a full year study for one child is QR 400. Donors can also give any amount of money to the campaign through the donation channels that Qatar Charity will dedicate to this campaign in its headquarters and branches in Qatar. Donations can also be made to EAC through Qatar Charity’s collection points in shopping malls, special donation boxes in schools and other centers, and through Qatar Charity’s website, as well as by bank transfers.

Individuals can also donate by sending SMS messages via Ooredoo and Vodafone using the code “Edu” to number 92429 to donate QR 1,000, sending the number 92428 to donate QR 500, the number 92642 to donate QR100, the number 92632 to donate QR50, and the number 92133to donate QR25.

Mohammed Ali AlGhamdi, Director of International Development, commented: "The “Teach Me” campaign supports children's right to education, as too many of them are deprived of this right worldwide, especially in countries suffering from wars and natural disasters. This dictates that all virtuous people work to change this situation."

He added: "The campaign is in line with Qatar Charity's objectives, as education is one of our focus areas. Qatar Charity has offices and quality educational programmes in most of the countries targeted by the Teach Me initiative. I am optimistic that this first joint effort by Qatar Charity and Educate A Child will succeed and that the public in Qatar and the rest of the world will positively interact with it."

Commenting on the joint campaign, Fahad Al Sulaiti, Deputy CEO, Education Above All, said: “We are delighted to be starting this joint campaign with Qatar Charity, and are grateful for their support in raising funds for Educate A Child’s cause of providing access to quality primary education to out of school children worldwide. There are 58 million children around the world who are not benefitting from their basic human right to education, and we hope that this joint initiative will be a step towards making a difference to out of school children.”