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Making a Difference: Qatar Airways Helps Raise 2.4 Million Riyal for Educate A Child

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Educate A Child, a global programme of the Education Above All Foundation, has received a 2.4 million Qatari Riyal donation (roughly US$ 660,000) as part of its partnership with Qatar Airways.

The funds will go towards benefitting children in co-funded education programmes in more than 30 countries worldwide, driving toward EACs vision of a world where every individual has the opportunity to learn through a quality education.

Educate A Child was launched in 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser as a catalyst to help break down the barriers preventing children from being in school. EAC is working with global and local organisations to turn commitments into action.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, Qatar Airways is honoured to be a communications ambassador for the Educate a Child initiative, championing its messages to a worldwide audience through our travelling public. The funds presented today symbolize the overwhelming support received from our passengers, together with the matched funds from Qatar Airways, and highlights the enthusiasm which this initiative has drawn from all corners of the globe.

The funds represent a commitment made by Qatar Airways to match funds donated by passengers aboard its flights in seatback envelopes. Cabin crew introduce the EAC programme and invite passengers to donate any amount, in any currency. The collection programme started following a memorandum of understanding between EAC and QR in April 2013, and continues on today.

Funds collected via this partnership go towards Educate A Child projects active in countries affected by poverty, conflict, gender discrimination and natural disaster. To date, more than 2.5 million children have access to education programmes thanks to projects co-funded by EAC.

Making a Difference, Qatar Airways, Doha, Qatar

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