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Television Personality Lojain Omran Appointed ROTA Goodwill Ambassador
04 March 2015

  • Renowned Campaigner To Participate In ROTA’s Educational Volunteer Trips To Asian And Arab Countries

Doha, Qatar, 4 March, 2015: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.

As a ROTA Goodwill Ambassador, Lojain Omran will be representing ROTA in a number of local, regional and international events. Lojain will be travelling on volunteers’ educational trips to a number of Asian and Arab countries where ROTA currently operates. Her inaugural trip as ROTA Goodwill Ambassador was ROTA Volunteer trip to Indonesia, her first of many volunteer trips. Lojain joined the volunteers in all their voluntary and educational activities that was delivered to the beneficiary children in Indonesia.

“ROTA is honoured to have Mrs Lojain Omran as a Goodwill Ambassador who is well renowned for her charitable campaigns,” said Mr Essa Al Mannai, ROTA’s Executive Director. “ROTA is working hard to consolidate efforts with all of those who can support its mission through which we are looking forward to deliver education to all the children who have been unwillingly deprived of its blessings.”

Commenting on her appointment as ROTA’s Goodwill Ambassador, Lojain Omran expressed her emotions, saying: “The world is full of struggles and wars, yet I possess the desire to create a positive impact among others. Education is the most important step forward in changing societies for the better, and we must all work together to promote it. The late Nelson Mandela once said: “Education is the most important weapon we can use. With this in mind, I am proud to be part of ROTA and to accompany the charity in its journey towards achieving a common goal. We see hope everywhere we go and this is why we must also provide hope.”

Lojain Omran, among other local, regional and international celebrities, participated in ROTA’s fifth Gala Dinner charity event in Doha recently that fundraised over USD 21 million. The Gala Dinner was held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Amir of Qatar and the leadership of HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin khalifa Al-Thani, Chairperson of ROTA’s Board of Directors.