Media Library:Press Release

ROTA Volunteers Teach Arabic To Migrant Workers Through Arabic literacy Program

Volunteer tutors recently attended a ‘Training for Trainers’ workshop hosted by Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), as part of its Adult Arabic Literacy (RAAL) program, at Qatar Foundation’s (QF) Recreation Center. 


Students from the Academic Bridge Program took part in the training course, designed to equip volunteer tutors with the necessary skills to effectively facilitate the RAAL initiative. The workshop covered a range of topics, including ROTA’s literacy curriculum, practical information relating to teaching Arabic, issues facing low-income migrant workers, methods to effectively facilitate adult learning, and community-based learning tools. 

05 February 2017
ROTA Volunteers Complete Family Home Renovation As Part of 'Reach Into Qatar' Project

Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) volunteers recently carried out renovation works at a house in Al Gharafa as part of its ‘Reach into Qatar’ campaign, which extends social development assistance to families in need across the country. As part of the community development project funded by Da’am, the Social and Sports Activities Support Fund, 50 ROTA youth volunteers assisted in completing a full makeover of the family home.

31 January 2017
ROTA Hosts 'Training for Trainers' as Part of Adult English Literacy Program

Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) recently hosted a ‘Training for Trainers’ workshop, part of its Adult English Literacy (RAEL) program, at Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU).

Aimed at volunteer tutors, the ‘Training for Trainers’ course covered a range of topics, including ROTA’s literacy curriculum, issues facing low-income migrant workers, methods to effectively facilitate adult learning, and community-based learning tools.

29 January 2017
ROTA Partners With College Of The North Atlantic-Qatar To Support Youth In Nepal

Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) recently partnered with College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) to send 14 students to Nepal as part of its International Volunteer Trips Program, which aims to build the capacity of volunteers in Qatar as well as youth and communities in Nepal and around Asia.The student volunteers, along with two CNA-Q staff members, travelled with ROTA to the Nawalparasi District in Nepal to provide educational support to a ROTA-supported READ Nepal Community Center from December 15 – 23, 2016.

03 January 2017
ROTA Hosts iEARN-Qatar Training Workshop For Teachers

Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) recently hosted an iEARN (International Education and Resource Network)teacher training workshop on Project Based Learning (PBL) methodology at Michael E. DeBakey High School – Qatar. A group of 124 teachers from 20 independent and private schools attended the iEARN teacher training workshop, providing the opportunity for teachers and students in Qatar to collaborate with an online network of educators and learners across 140 countries.

28 December 2016
ROTA Volunteers Contribute to Wellbeing Of Migrant Workers in Qatar Through Better Connections Programme

Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) recently trained a new group of volunteers as part of the seventh batch of the Better Connections programme. The initiative aims to improve thesocial wellbeing of migrant workers in Qatar by providing them with information and communication technology (ICT) equipment and skills.

12 December 2016
International Luminaries Raise More Than $15 Million For Education Initiatives At 6th ROTA Gala Dinner

Attended by His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Emir, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Reach Out To Asia’s (ROTA) biennial Gala Dinner and auction raised more than $15 million this evening to help fund education initiatives in marginalised communities across Asia and the Middle East. The prestigious event, which took place at Al Shaqab in Doha, was attended by: His Royal Highness Al Waleed Bin Talal; Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani, Chairperson of Reach Out To Asia (ROTA); Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF); and His Excellency Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, among other members of the royal family.

20 November 2016
Reach Out To Asia Concludes First Phase Of RYSC Leadership Training Programme

Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), in partnership with ExxonMobil, concluded the first phase of its annual RYSC Leadership Training programme aimed to develop the leadership, communication and community service skills of youth in Qatar. More than 45 young men and women, aged 16 – 26, participated in several workshops over the course of four days. The workshops covered a number of topics including social development management, team leadership, human resources development, financial visualisation and budgeting, and marketing. In addition to the workshops, participants took part in practical team building exercises.

16 November 2016
International Celebrities To Convene At ROTA Biennial Gala Dinner To Raise Funds For Those In Need

A host of local and international celebrities will attend the Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) Gala Dinner at Al Shaqab on 19th November, which will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of Qatar. The event aims to raise funds for ROTA’s educational programmes that provide marginalised communities in Asia and the Middle East with access to quality education and learning facilities.

15 November 2016
Dignitaries and Celebrities to Raise Funds at ROTA's Gala Dinner for Education Projects Across Asia and Middle East

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of Qatar,Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) is set to host its 6th Gala Dinner on 19th November at Al Shaqab. The event, designedto raise funds for projects that provide access to quality education and learning facilities for underprivileged communities across Asia and the Middle East, will be attended by a host of dignitaries and international celebrities.

05 November 2016