Qatar PR Network, Online Press Release from qatar and Doha city
Education, Universities & Training(Education & Training)
Filter PR by
Education Above All Foundation and SPARK Celebrate Milestone of 10,000 Scholarships for Syrian Refugees and Vulnerable Youth

Doha, 21, June 2021:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s Al Fakhoora programme and its implementing partner, SPARK, an international NGO specialised in job creation for youth in fragile states, yesterday celebrated a milestone achievement of awarding 10,000 scholarships to Syrian refugees, internally displaced and vulnerable host community youth. This accomplishment illustrates EAA and SPARK’s joint commitment to supporting the right to education for marginalised youth across the globe and the crucial role that higher education specifically plays in conflict-affected regions.

In a pre-recorded virtual event, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development and member of the Netherlands Committee for Enterprise, had a conversation with two Syrian students about their education and entrepreneurial ambitions. One of the students, Kubar Msho, 19, who now lives in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, recently received the 10,000th scholarship from the European Union. Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of EAA and UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate, also spoke with three Syrian students supported by EAA in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey and highlighted the importance of the 10,000th scholarship award as part of a fruitful partnership between EAA and SPARK.

Speaking to the scholarship recipients on this auspicious occasion, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, said: “Congratulations to all of you who have managed to achieve your dreams, despite your difficult circumstances and the added hurdle of the pandemic. Your unwavering ambition is an inspiration to all of us.”

“We will continue to connect quality education with meaningful employment through Education Above All and our economic empowerment foundation, Silatech. I do not want this conversation to end; rather it must be a renewed beginning. These 10,000 scholarships should serve as a road map to follow, to grant new hopes, new opportunities, and new lives to tens of thousands of other displaced youth.”

EAA’s Al Fakhoora programme, through Qatar Scholarship, partnered with the Dutch NGO SPARK in 2016 in to provide over 7,000 higher education and economic empowerment scholarships to Syrian youth, refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and vulnerable youth.

Today’s virtual event also featured high-level video contributions from His Excellency Dr. Bandar M. H. Hajjar, President and Chairman of the Islamic Development Bank, His Excellency Mr. Khalifa Al-Kuwari, Director General of the Qatar Fund for Development, His Excellency Mr. Bader M. Alsaad, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, His Excellency Jamal Abdul Khaliq Al-Nouri, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sheikh Abdullah Al-Nouri Charitable Society, Mrs. Kitty van der Heijden, Director General International Cooperation, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mrs. Claudia Miller, Trust Fund Manager, EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, European Commission. The financial contribution from all these organisations makes SPARK one of the largest scholarship providers for Syrian refugees in the Middle East. 

Through their partnership, EAA and SPARK will continue to empower youth, promoting equitable access to quality higher education as a fundamental right and a tool for reducing poverty, generating economic growth, and creating peaceful and just societies.

Posted by : Qatar and Doha City PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 3148 times
PR Category : Education & Training
Posted on : Monday, June 21, 2021  3:47:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of
Previous Story : CMU-Q Students Win Qatar National Arabic Debate Championship
Next Story : Qatar Post and NU-Q Join Hands to Enhance Brand Experience f...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
Back to Section Home

Related Stories

Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Pandora Introduces New Charm in Support of Unicef to Help Young Minds Shine Bright [7535-Views]
CH Carolina Herrera's Ramadan 2022 Collection [7103-Views]
ADNOC Distribution Shareholders Approve H2 2021 Dividend at Annual General Assembly Meeting [6880-Views]
Introducing Seasonal Pieces from Pandora for Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr [6512-Views]
Royal Oak 50 Years of Innovation [6498-Views]
Max Factor X Priyanka Chopra Jonas - NEW FLE XXL Mascara [6353-Views]
LG Releases Preliminary Earnings for First-Quarter 2022 [6081-Views]
The World's Tallest Stack of M&M'sŪ just got higher [5539-Views]
6 Arab Countries Achieve 60% of the UN SDGs [5403-Views]
Testing the All-New Taurus: Ford's Best-Selling Nameplate in the Middle East for Past Five Years Pro... [5188-Views]
No Rain and No Resources; Millions of Families across the Horn of Africa Pushed Closer to Catastroph... [4994-Views]
Food and Oil Price Hikes Drive up Costs for Cash-Strapped WFP Operations in West Africa as Region Fa... [4831-Views]
Sony World Photography Awards announces OVERALL WINNERS 2022 [4534-Views]
Hisense debuts Laser TV L9G at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM Final Match Draw; Offering a Glimpse ... [4299-Views]
Ford Middle East Recognizes Distributor Partners for Outstanding Performance in Improving the Custom... [3915-Views]
78th IATA AGM to Take Place in Doha, Qatar [3566-Views]
Kuwaiti Mountaineer becomes the Youngest to Climb World's Seven Volcanic Summits [3523-Views]
Air Cargo Growth Continues in February, up 2.9% [3426-Views]
Ogilvy EMEA Chairman Paul O'Donnell Announces Retirement, Ending Distinguished Four-Decade Career at... [3414-Views]
Minnesota Family Reaches New Heights with Guinness World Records [3208-Views]
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin on Instagram
Top Sections
Top Stories