Qatar Charity (QC) honoured 197 academically well-performing male and female orphans whom it sponsors in Ethiopia, aiming to encourage them to continue their outstanding academic achievements and bring cheer to them and their families.
The orphans, who have excelled in their studies in 2020, were honoured in a ceremony attended by QC’s office director, many representatives of partners, directors of charitable organisations, public figures and parents of students.
During the ceremony, prizes were distributed to the orphaned students who excelled in their studies and achieved first places in their classes.
Mohamed Ali Nediso, chairperson of a charitable organisation that is a local partner of QC in Ethiopia, praised the efforts made by Qatar Charity to alleviate the suffering of the poor and needy in the country. He said QC’s projects reflect the true picture of the generous Qatari people who extend a helping hand to others in need.
He also thanked the benefactors in Qatar and QC for making significant efforts and implementing distinguished projects, especially in the field of health and education, for the benefit of orphans.
The director of QC’s Ethiopia office, Sayf al-Dawla, expressed pleasure at honouring the orphaned students and bringing cheer to them, congratulating them on their success and praising their families’ efforts and perseverance to achieve this distinction.
He said this initiative is part of the activities for the sponsored, which are organised by Qatar Charity within the framework of the social welfare program, noting that QC will continue to sponsor orphans and students.
The parents and families of the students expressed their happiness with this honour, thanking donors and supporters for backing their children, especially in the field of education.
Qatar Charity sponsors more than 2,360 people, and the number of its projects implemented in Ethiopia during the past five years has reached 50, benefiting more than 300,000 people. It sponsors some 187,948 people around the world.
QC has launched the ‘I am not just a number' drive as part of its orphan care initiative, ‘Rofaqa’, to draw attention to orphans and provide a dignified life for them. Benefactors can donate to the campaign through Qatar Charity’s website, app, branches and collection points, in addition to dialling 44667711 for donating.