Media Library:Press Release

Education Above All Honours 432 Students For Completing Their iEARN-Qatar Projects

Education Above All (EAA) foundation, through its programme Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) held the largest annual International Education and Resource Network iEARN-Qatar 2017 Open House, on Monday the 24th of April, at Education City’s Student Center, to give students and teachers the chance to display their work and achievements and showcase their iEARN projects for the 2016-2017 school year.

08 May 2017
Education Above All and Reach Out To Asia Unite to Give Hope to Millions of Children and Youth Across the World

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.

28 February 2017
ROTA Announces Empower 2017 Conference

Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) has officially announced its annual youth-led conference, EMPOWER 2017, which is set to take place from March 2 – 4 at the Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Student Center in Education City. Mr. Essa Al Mannai, Executive Director of ROTA, will attend the conference, while Dr. Khalid Al-Sulaiti, General Manager of the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara, will give the opening speech.

21 February 2017
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