Media Library: Press Releases

ROTA reveals regional celebrities, sponsors & auction items for bi-annual Gala Dinner to support education projects in Asia and the Middle East
Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, today (Wednesday) unveiled details of its highly anticipated 5th Gala Dinner and charity event. Funds From Items Donated By Angelina Jolie, Al Fardan Automobiles, Nasser bin Khaled Holding and Al Shaqab Will Help Support Access To Education For Thousands In The West Bank, Nepal, Lebanon And Tunisia.
05 November 2014
Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani, Chairperson of Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) Signs 2014 Youth Declaration on Empowerment Through Sports
Her Highness Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani, the Chairperson of Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), has signed during a press conference the ‘Empower Declaration 2014.’ This declaration entitled ‘Sports for Youth Empowerment’ was launched by a dozen of ROTA young volunteers from Qatar and the Gulf region, including Generation Amazing Youth Ambassadors from the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy. This declaration comes as part of ROTA’s 6th Annual Youth Conference (Empower) organized by ROTA on 27 - 29 March, 2014.
03 November 2014
Youth in Qatar will teach Arabic to low-income workers through ROTA’s new Adult Arabic Literacy Program
Following the success of its Adult English Literacy Program, Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) today announced its Adult Arabic Literacy Program (RAAL), in collaboration  with Academic Bridge and Awsaj Academy. The program, which is sponsored by Qatar Petroleum, aims to educate workers from diverse language and cultural backgrounds in the fundamental skills of modern standard Arabic, thus helping them to grow their skills outside of their daily duties and expand their professional opportunities. As one of ROTA’s flagship Youth Engagement programs, this humanitarian program also gives young people in Qatar a unique opportunity to grow their skills as community leaders and advocates.
13 October 2014
Over 120 volunteers to educate migrant workers through ROTA’S Adult English Literacy Program
Reach Out To Asia’s Adult English Literacy (RAEL) Program has been launched again this year in collaboration with the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Northwestern University in Qatar, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, as well as the Public Works Authority (Ashgal).
14 September 2014
Qatar Football Association donates to ROTA QR 300,000 of Sheikh Jassim Cup proceeds to Gaza victims
Qatar’s football governing body, Qatar Football Association and Reach out to Asia (ROTA), Qatar’s leading non-profit and community development organization, today issued a statement announcing that QR300,000 in proceeds from the recent Sheikh Jassim Cup will be donated to Gaza victims.
26 August 2014
ROTA unveils eighth annual Ramadan Project, backed by OXY Qatar
ROTA announced their 8th annual Ramadan Project, “Sharing Blessings”, which has become one of Qatar’s most recognized volunteer efforts supporting the local community during the Holy Month.  
18 June 2014
ROTA and Msheireb Volunteers Successfully Conclude Complete House Makeover in Sailiyah
102  Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) volunteers, who took part in ROTA’s eight-day house renovation project in Sailiyah, under the “Reach into Qatar” project, have made a real difference in the life of one beneficiary family, whose house got a complete makeover and renovation.
07 June 2014
ROTA–Qatar University Samaritans experienced volunteerism in Indonesia
Nineteen student volunteers from Qatar University have embarked on a 9-day trip to Indonesia from April 10-18, 2014, to make a real difference to the lives of many students in Madrasah Ibtidaiyah and at the Community Learning Centerin Yogyakarta.
24 May 2014
ROTA’s three-year Inspire project in Swat achieves a great success
Thousands of children are enjoying the benefits of Reach out to Asia’s three-year Infrastructure Support & Professional Improvement to Revitalize Education (INSPIRE) project that has brought hope of a better future in the Swat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan.
20 May 2014
ROTA & Qatar Academy sign agreement on Computer refurbishing program
Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), Qatar’s leading non-profit organization, and Qatar Academy (QA), key educational institution in Qatar, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on setting up a Computer refurbishing initiative at QA.
11 May 2014