Vodafone partners ROTA as Main Sponsor of 3rd GALA Dinner

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 Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) announced that Vodafone have come on board as the main sponsor of the 3rd ROTA Gala Dinner. The Dinner and an extraordinary auction will take place on the 31st of October at the Museum of Islamic Art, under the auspices of The Emir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani. His Highness the Emir and his consort Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned will attend the event.

Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) announced that Vodafone have come on board as the main sponsor of the 3rd ROTA Gala Dinner. The Dinner and an extraordinary auction will take place on the 31st of October at the Museum of Islamic Art, under the auspices of The Emir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani. His Highness the Emir and his consort Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned will attend the event. Releasing news of the partnership, ROTA's Director Ms. Omnia Nour said "We are very pleased that Vodafone will be the main sponsor of our 2009 Gala Dinner. Vodafone and ROTA share a common approach to life. We believe in original, passionate and optimistic solutions, when responding to challenges; be it in the field of education or communication. Both our organizations operate on the premise that 'anything is possible.' That is why we are committed to discovering innovative ways in which organizations such as ours, can partner each other, in order to serve the global and local communities in which we operate." Commenting on Vodafone's commitment to this collaboration Vodafone's CEO , Mr Graham Maher said, "We believe in building relationships. Through our sponsorship of this Gala Dinner, we know that our partnership extends beyond ROTA, to the individual communities and the children who will be reached by ROTA's multi layered programs. We take pride not only in supporting organizations in the caliber of ROTA but also in making a difference in the lives of individuals. Our mission is ambitious. We support a life full of possibility, vitality and dreams, despite the challenges children and communities face. That is why we are on board and that is why ROTA has our full support." The 3rd ROTA Gala Dinner and auction is expected to draw an unprecedented response and participation from global philanthropists and celebrities who support creative initiatives aimed at overcoming education and disaster related challenges. ROTA's projects offer solutions aimed at providing educational infrastructure in 9 countries, offering access to primary and secondary education, connecting educators and youth communities, increasing social and economic opportunities and rebuilding communities after natural or man made disasters. ROTA has on going projects in Cambodia, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Palestine, Lebanon, Nepal and Iraq. New projects are to be launched soon in Vietnam and Yemen. The 2009 Gala Dinner and auction is expected to exceed the success of the previous dinner which raised over USD 11 million. Mr. Rashid Al Naimi ROTA Board Member said " Despite the fact that this has been a difficult year for the global economy, we have already received a commendable measure of support from global and local partners. Our partnership with Vodafone is symbolic of this generous and positive spirited response."
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