Representatives of Reach Out To Asia and Vodafone Qatar attended a review meeting to assess the progress of their education and community projects and to establish future plans for the partnership.
Working together, Rota and Vodafone Qatar have created innovative and exciting educational initiatives, bringing hope of a better future to individuals and communities across Asia.
After three years of the partnership announced in 2010, Rota and Vodafone are reporting the life-changing successes of co-operation. In 2012, Vodafone Qatar confirmed the partnership with a QR9,000,000 donation to support education and community initiatives implemented by Rota in Qatar, Nepal and Indonesia.
Rota Executive Director Essa al-Mannai said, “Rota is grateful to Vodafone Qatar for their generosity in allowing us to continue our mission of helping people affected by crisis across Asia and around the world, and to have continuous access to relevant and high-quality primary and secondary education. Our partnership has contributed directly to the mission of community service alliance and helped us meet the needs of those we serve.”
“Vodafone’s purpose has always been to make a world of difference, whether in the way people communicate or in improving their quality of life,” explained Dana Haidan, Head of Corporate Responsibility of Vodafone Qatar. “Our partnership with Rota has resulted in life-changing programmes and initiatives for tens of thousands of adults and children living in troubled communities across Asia,” she added.
In Indonesia, Rota is enabling Bayat school teachers and Indonesian Ministry of Education officials to learn modern teaching skills through the Teacher Quality Improvement initiative, to improving teacher’s soft skills. Similarly, Qatar-Titian Scholarship Fund sponsored by Vodafone Qatar, provides access to higher education for 200 disadvantaged students in the village of Bayat, devastated by an earthquake in 2006.
Teachers in Nepal are reaping the benefit of learning modern training techniques through Rota.
A country where many towns and villages are prone to natural disasters, Rota and Vodafone Qatar are helping to build the capacities of the communities on disaster risk reduction, as well as to promote safe school standards through disaster prevention initiatives.
During 2012 over 650 students, 50 teachers and 400 families benefited from Rota and Vodafone Qatar sponsored volunteer trips to Cambodia, Bangladesh and Indonesia.
In Qatar, 10 Rota Youth Service Clubs designed to unlock the potential of the country’s youth, have been established. Until now, more than 300 Youth Service Club members have also taken part in Youth Service Leadership training to develop skills needed to tackle community projects.
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