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About ROTA

Reach Out To Asia

Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), launched in December 2005 in Doha – Qatar, by Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. ROTA programme is committed to providing high quality and relevant primary and secondary education, encouraging relationships among communities, creating safe learning environments and restoring education in crisis affected areas across Asia and around the world.
ROTA programme envisions a world, where all young people have access to the education they need in order for them to realise their full potential and shape the development of their communities.
Together with partners, volunteers, and local communities, we work to ensure that people affected by crisis across Asia, and around the world, have continuous access to high-quality primary and secondary education.
On a local level, ROTA engages and inspires young people and other community members to play an active role in addressing educational and development challenges both at home and abroad.
ROTA AT A GLANCE: FACTS & FIGURES
  • Provided quality primary education to 395,535 children in targeted countries
  • Helped 9,580 youth acquire knowledge and skills for better employment
  • Helped 15,488 local youth acquire leadership skills
  • Engaged 5,000 Volunteers in one or more of ROTA activities
  • Provided training to 14,845 teachers
  • 750,000 workers with improved social well being
  • Schools constructed/rehabilitated are 336
  • TOTAL Direct beneficiaries 1,539,595
  • Indirect beneficiaries 3,120,967

 

About ROTA | Reach Out To Asia

Our Mission and Goals

Our Mission and Goals

ROTA envisages a world in which all young people have access to the education and training they need in order to realize their full potential and shape the development of their communities. ROTA’s mission is that, together with partners, volunteers, and local communities, ROTA works to ensure that people affected by crisis across Asia and around the world have continuous access to relevant and high-quality primary and secondary education. ROTA operates in ten countries across Asia; in Qatar, ROTA engages young people and other community members in addressing educational and development challenges both at home and abroad.

ROTAs pathway to achieving this vision and mission is through enhancing skills development, using sports as a tool for education, integrating environment education, and revitalizing the use of Arabic. In the coming years, ROTA will strive to deliver on its mission through becoming a pioneering and top ranked Qatari NGO with a significant donor and partnership base, directly supporting education programs in Asia.

Who we are

Together with partners, volunteers, and local communities, ROTA works to ensure that people affected by crisis across Asia and around the world have continuous access to relevant and high-quality primary and secondary education.

How we do it

To improve the quality of education in crisis-affected countries by promoting new or improved teaching techniques and tools, facilitating the sharing of expertise among educators, and helping to ensure that schooling prepares young people for the realities of local and global economies.

Why we do it

To leverage ROTA’s strengths and resources as a Qatar-based organization to conduct advocacy on issues related to education in crisis settings.

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What We Do

What We Do

ROTA has joined the global effort to achieve basic, quality education for both primary and secondary school children throughout Asia and the Middle East – helping local communities overcome major obstacles to the education that can ultimately lead to a better quality of life in Asia.

Approach

Our approach focuses on promoting and investing in access to quality education and in the development of human resources, in close partnership with local and international communities. We apply the following tactics to accomplish our goals.

  • Understanding the needs of local communities before offering solutions
  • Collaborating with communities to ensure program support and sustainability
  • Empowering youth to become leaders in society
  • Promoting cultural dialogue and fostering a sense of unity
  • Employing cutting-edge technology to facilitate programs
  • Connecting universities within the region

ROTA has identified fourteen countries where immediate action is a priority:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Lebanon
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Syria
  • Yemen
  • Tunisia
  • Philippines
  • Sudan
Some of them are among the world’s poorest countries according to the World Bank, while others have suffered war or natural disasters in recent years. In each country ROTA assists the restoration of social and educational infrastructure and ensures a better future for 48 million children.

In each of our chosen countries, we will build or adopt schools; promote female education; initiate academic fellowships; coordinate student exchange programs; provide teacher and vocational training; and connect participating countries through a shared Knowledge Network.

Certification and Partnerships

Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) is ECOSOC accredited

Since 2009, Reach Out To Asia has been granted special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC).

The consultative status is granted to NGOs with a special interest in the activities of the Economic and Social Committee. It allows ROTA to participate in ECOSOC activities, commission and bodies, participate in UN meetings and make a positive contribution to the work of the UN particularly in the area of concern to ROTA.

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Volunteer

Volunteers

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

Aim of ROTA’s Volunteer Program

The Volunteer Program of Reach Out To Asia strives to create a movement of volunteers and responsible global citizens within Qatar, that actively carry out initiatives to improve the general well being of their local communities and make a positive impact on the lives of the less fortunate across Asia.

ROTA has managed to empower many people over the last two years to make a positive difference in thousands of lives and to strengthen even its foundations in the Qatari society. Volunteers give freely of their time and expertise in order to make a difference. Being a ROTA volunteer offers many benefits in appreciation of the gift of your time and expertise.

Volunteering can help:

  • Make a difference in someone’s life
  • Learn and develop skills
  • Gain experience
  • Build self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Help you meet new people
  • Feel needed and valued

Becoming a volunteer

“It takes a whole village to raise a child” – Ancient African Proverb

It takes many people with a wide variety of skills and experiences to positively influence a community. We welcome anyone wanting to become part of our volunteer team.

Volunteers are involved in one-time events as well as ongoing commitments. Some choose to volunteer with all our programs whereas others are more selective. Volunteers can work on their own or with others; do hands-on work or volunteer at an administrative and support level.

To become a member of the Volunteer Team please fill out the online application form, for more information contact us on +974 4454 1603.

Here are the steps required to use the application form

  1. Click on ‘apply to be a volunteer’ on top of the page
  2. If you do not have a ROTA user account, you will need to create one
  3. Check your mailbox for your login details
  4. On the rota portal, login using the user name and password you received by email. If you get lost use the link in the email we sent to you
  5. Complete all four steps of the application (step 1 – Step 4)
  6. After you completed the application, you will receive a PDF copy of your record
  7. To be approved a volunteer, you will need to complete an orientation session at ROTA, afterwhich you will be confirmed as a volunteer

International Volunteer Trips

Reach Out to Asia’s Volunteer Program has been conducting International Volunteer Trips since 2006. Through trips to Pakistan, Cambodia, Nepal and Indonesia, the Volunteer Program has sought to create a movement of volunteers and responsible global citizens within Qatar that actively carry out initiatives to make a positive impact on the lives of communities across Asia.

https://www.reachouttoasia.org/en/become-volunteer

Visit us

Office location map:
Please click here to open a map
showing directions to the ROTA office.

Please note that ROTA’s office
hours 7:30am to 3:30pm, Sunday to Thursday.

Contact us

Email: rota AT eaa.org.qa
Phone: +974 4454 1603
Fax: +974 4454 1636
Address:
Education Above All/Reach Out To Asia
P.O. Box 34173
Doha, Qatar
Visits: 61532

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