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ROTA reveals regional celebrities, sponsors & auction items for bi-annual Gala Dinner to support education projects in Asia and the Middle East
05 November 2014

Gala Dinner 2014 Press Release

  • Funds From Items Donated By Angelina Jolie, Al Fardan Automobiles, Nasser bin Khaled Holding and Al Shaqab Will Help Support Access To Education For Thousands In The West Bank, Nepal, Lebanon And Tunisia

 
Doha, Qatar- 5 November 2014:  Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, today (Wednesday) unveiled details of its highly anticipated 5th Gala Dinner and charity event.

Under the patronage of His Highness The Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the event supports Qatar Foundation’s mission to provide world-class education and foster a progressive society by addressing immediate social needs.

Proceeds from the event, which takes place at the Abdullah Bin Ali Castle in Doha on 15 November, will go towards education projects helping thousands of people and hundreds of communities across Asia and the Middle East.

Gala Dinner 2014 Press Release Sponsored by Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) and supported strategically by Qatar Petroleum, the bi-annual event gathers high profile dignitaries and celebrities from Qatar and the region.

The guest list includes His Excellency Dr Mohammed bin Saleh bin Abdulla Al-Sada, Qatar’s Minister of Energy and Industry Affairs.
The event will include a charity auction by world-famous auction house Sotheby’s.

The 5th ROTA Gala Dinner will support young people in Nepal and the West Bank, schools in Tunisia and Syrian refugees in Lebanon. For the first time in the Gala’s history, bidders will have the opportunity to support specific flagship ROTA projects directly in the auction. ROTA’s previous Gala Dinner raised USD 13 million.

Regional celebrities attending this month's event include Parween Habib, Latifa Al Tunisia, Hussain Al-Jassimi, Lojain Omran, and Ahmad Fathi.


Auction items include a black spinel necklace worn by Angelina Jolie;  a Njoud Al Shaqab Arabian Horse and custom Hermès saddle; a Mini Paceman decorated and signed by Damien Hirst; luxurious getaways at Singita and the One & Only Resort in South Africa; and a rare MV Agusta F3 800 Ago Motorbike.


“No single evening has a greater impact on education access and development in the Middle East and Asia than ROTA’s bi-annual Gala Dinner,” said Her Excellency Dr Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh bin Nasser Al-Thani, a ROTA Board Member.


“The Gala continues to be a high profile, high impact opportunity for our generous sponsors and supporters to renew the promise we have made to our neighbours in Middle Eastern and Asian communities to invest in human potential and break down barriers to a decent education in the face of crises and political turmoil.”


QPI CEO Nasser Al-Jaidah added: “We are pleased to be sponsoring the Reach Out To Asia Gala Dinner in support of its global education projects, which serve thousands of underprivileged children.”


“As part of QPI’s corporate social responsibility, we are committed to improving international communities. In understanding that education is the root of economic growth and diversification, QPI and ROTA share the common ambition to build a brighter future by expanding knowledge, developing leaders, and driving progress in many countries around the world.”
 

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