Media Library:Press Release

Reach Out To Asia, Unicef and FC Barcelona Foundation push ahead with '1 in 11' Campaign

Qatar Foundation Member Takes Leading Role In Initiative That Harnesses Power Of Sport And Education To Benefit Marginalised Children. A high-level meeting has been held between Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) – a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) – FC Barcelona and UNICEF to discuss the next phase of their ‘1 in 11’ campaign to extend educational opportunities to marginalised children in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Nepal.

14 April 2015
ROTA and Vodafone Qatar build education and humanitarian legagy in Indonesia

Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), has successfully concluded a trip to Indonesia where 24 ROTA volunteers from Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) travelled to enhance access to education for children in Al Bayat village, Indonesia. The trip was part of ROTA’s International Outreach Program, sponsored by Vodafone Qatar.

25 March 2015
Sherborne School Qatar collect clothing for Syrian Refugees

Last year, a Sherborne Qatar parent started a school-based initiative, collecting goods to relieve the suffering of Syrian refugees in Lebanon’s Bekka Valley. With the assistance of Etihad Airways Cargo and a local Lebanese charity, the initiative was an outstanding success and much needed aid was delivered to the Arsal camp.  This year, the increased suffering of the refugees has demanded an increased commitment from the Sherborne Qatar community.

16 March 2015
EMPOWER 2015: DAY 3 Media Briefing

At the conclusion of a major education and community development summit in Doha, youth leaders from 23 countries – across the Middle East, Asia and Africa - announced the formation of a special task force to give young people a more prominent voice in building “peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development” across the region.

15 March 2015
EMPOWER 2015: Day 2 Media Briefing

EMPOWER Workshops: Lessons from leaders in Qatar and around the world

Day 2 of EMPOWER 2015 featured special workshops by high profile peace advocates and social entrepreneurs from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Nigeria. According to EMPOWER’s Youth Planning Committee, His Excellency Sheikh Mohammad Al Thani, Milinda Rajapaksha, Ajarat Bada, and Mohammad Bakhrieba hosted special workshops on Day 2 of the three-day conference. These workshops were designed to equip EMPOWER's 450 youth delegates with the skills, knowledge, values and ethics needed to move their communities toward realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals related to peaceful societies and education.

13 March 2015
Reach Out To Asia's Annual Youth Conference Promotes Leadership, Learning and Global Citizenship

Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), has revealed new details about this month’s EMPOWER conference.

EMPOWER is Qatar’s first and largest youth-led summit, equipping young people in Qatar and the region to take active roles in building their communities and discovering a voice on global issues. This year’s event will be supported by Qatar Petroleum, officials announced at a press conference today in Doha.

05 March 2015
Television Personality Lojain Omran Appointed ROTA Goodwill Ambassador

Television personality Lojain Omran has been appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador of Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF). Lojain Omran is renowned for her philanthropic campaigns supporting young refugees in Syria, and children affected by wars, political conflicts and natural disasters in Somalia and north Kenya.

Lojain will be an integral and effective member in the region’s volunteer efforts. Her humanitarian efforts are closely aligned with ROTA’s core mission, which extends assistance to people affected by crises around the world through various initiatives and educational volunteers’ trips. ROTA’s dedicated social and educational endeavours support QF’s mission to develop human potential regionally and internationally through a network of centres devoted to progressive education, research and community welfare.

04 March 2015
ROTA's 7th Annual Youth Conference To Discuss Peace In Doha

Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), is once again organising the annual EMPOWER youth summit as part of a long-standing commitment to building strong, sustainable communities in Qatar and the region.

EMPOWER 2015 is a youth-led conference, now in its seventh year, which focuses on enabling young people between the ages of 17 and 26 to take active leadership roles in building their communities and discovering their voice on global issues It is the first and largest conference of its kind in Qatar.

01 March 2015
ROTA completes training of trainers programme for its second term

Reach out to Asia (ROTA), member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), has completed its second Training of Trainers programme (ToT) for over 120 volunteers. The initiative is responsible for providing training skills for 250 low-income workers as part of ROTA’s Adult English Literacy Programme (RAEL) on 30-31 January 2015.

19 February 2015
Rota and Vodafone Qatar continue humanitarian support in Cambodia with independent schools for girl students and teacher volunteers trip

Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), has completed its trip to Cambodia where 26 ROTA volunteers, students and teachers from Qatar-based independent schools for girls, travelled to conduct vital educational training for local schools. The trip was part of the ROTA International Outreach Program, funded by Vodafone Qatar. Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), has completed its trip to Cambodia where 26 ROTA volunteers, students and teachers from Qatar-based independent schools for girls, travelled to conduct vital educational training for local schools. The trip was part of the ROTA International Outreach Program, funded by Vodafone Qatar.

17 February 2015