For the first time, three of Qatar’s most prominent not-for-profit organisations have joined hands to support Nepal’s children affected by the recent earthquake. Organised by ‘All for One’, a-Qatar based volunteer group, ‘A Night for Nepal’ is a charity event benefiting three of Qatar’s leading not for profit organisations – Qatar Charity, Educate A Child (EAC) – a programme of Education Above All (EAA) – and Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), committed to supporting the children of Nepal.
ROTA’s Mohamed Al Naama, said:
For many years ROTA has been engaged with people and numerous partners in Nepal in our ongoing mission to grow their access to quality primary and secondary education. At ROTA we believe that education is a right and through the work we undertake we aim to ensure access to education for those most in need, and we have been doing this for the past decade. This Thursday at ‘Night for Nepal’ we will proudly stand alongside Education Above All and Qatar Charity – both transformative forces for global good and education – to combine our efforts and our impact in the face of this enormous catastrophe.’
The event aims to raise funds for both immediate relief as well as long term sustainable, education related projects for young Nepalese children in areas affected by the earthquake. Funds raised will augment Qatar Charity’s existing relief programmes in Nepal, providing food, shelter and medical supplies, strengthen ROTA’s emergency education support as well as rebuilding damaged schools and at the same time, support the long term goals of the EAC programme, the key mandate of ‘EAA’.
Commenting on the collaboration and charity event, Fahad Al Sulaiti, Deputy CEO, Education Above All, said:
EAA is grateful to the ‘All for One’ initiative for bringing together our three organisations in support of an issue of timely importance. In addition to the human toll, the devastating and long lasting effects on the education system will be highly disrupting for Nepal’s children, and we hope to provide some form of relief by facilitating their access to quality primary education.’
Presided by HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, Qatar’s Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage, the event is set to be staged on Thursday June 4 2015 between 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm, at Grand Hyatt Doha. Highlights of the evening include dinner; a charity auction hosted by Christie’s, the world-renowned auction house and featuring performances by world renowned pianist Sonja Park, cultural shows organised by foreign embassies. Another highlight of the evening will be performances of some of DNA Records recent work. Salam Stores will showcase spectacular designs for both adults and juniors. Items going under the hammer include valuable collectibles contributed by high-profile donors from Qatar, UK and many other countries. The event is also raising funds through corporate sponsorship and donor passes, which can be bought by both individuals and organisations.
Support to this visionary philanthropic project is welcome. Donations can be made through a bank transfer: Account Alrayyan IBAN QA 05 0000 0000 0003 1304 0900 5 or through a dedicated SMS: send ‘Nepal’ to 92642 to donate QAR100 or to 92428 to donate QAR500. Additionally, Donor Passes to the event can be purchased at all Qatar Charity kiosks across Doha or online at qcharity.org/nepal.
For more information, call 6688 6323 or 5022 6053 or check out the event’s Facebook page.