Media Library:Press Release

ROTA’s Goodwill Ambassador visits Lebanon to raise money for Palestinian child refugees this Ramadan

This Ramadan, Reach Out To Asia’s (ROTA) Goodwill Ambassador and social media celebrity Ghanim Al Muftah, undertook an emotional visit to the Palestinian refugee camp Nahr El Bared, Lebanon, to witness the beginning of a new and exciting community sports centre that will benefit 5,000 local children living there.

22 June 2015
Reach Out To Asia volunteers greet Holy month with good deeds

More than 100 local volunteers are preparing for the start of Ramadan this week by assembling food parcels for Reach Out To Asia’s (ROTA) Ramadan 2015 Project.

17 June 2015
ROTA unveils Ramadan 2015 project: ‘Giving Back’
Occidental Petroleum Of Qatar Sponsors ROTA’s 9th Annual Ramadan Project
Doha, Qatar, May 27, 2015: Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), today unveiled details of its upcoming Ramadan 2015 Project, ’Giving Back’. The announcement was made at a special press conference held at the Club House in QF’s Education City.
27 May 2015
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