EAA expands to include ROTA as one of its core programs, strengthening the foundation’s ability to bring new life-chances and real hope to poor and disadvantaged children, youth and women.

Education Above All (EAA) foundation has announced it is expanding to incorporate Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) as one of its core programs. The merger will complement EAA’s mission to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for vulnerable and marginalized people in the developing world.

EAA champions and defends the basic right to education around the world with 50 projects in 43 countries. The addition of ROTA, which has international projects and has built deep links with communities in Qatar, adds to the foundation’s ability to build and expand local and regional partnerships. ROTA will join other EAA programs, Educate a Child (EAC), Al Fakhoora, and Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC), to drive education for all. EAA’s scope will be enhanced by ROTA’s commitment to grassroots campaigning, and ROTA’s international projects will help further the foundation’s global reach.

Education Above All’s Chief Executive Officer, Fahad Al-Sulaiti, said: “Bringing ROTA under the umbrella of the Education Above All foundation builds on the synergies between our missions and enhances our ability to deliver quality education to more children around the world. It allows us to build on our mutual ambition to support poor and marginalized communities to fulfill their potential through learning. Central to all of our programs is the fundamental belief that education is the driver of human development.”

Focus on the Target

ROTA was founded by Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) in 2005. It has worked to empower local communities across Asia and the Middle East through the development of human potential. The success of ROTA’s numerous initiatives would not have been possible without the unwavering support of QF.

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Be Bold, but Not Reckless

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Choose Your Angle of Attack

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