Monday, 29 November 2021 08:47 GMT

Qatar Charity honours 100 orphan students in Kenya


(MENAFN- Gulf Times) Qatar Charity (QC) has awarded 100 orphan students, along with their mothers, in Kenya for achieving academic excellence in the 2016/2017 school year.
High-achieving orphan students, their families and teaching staff gathered at a special ceremony held by QC to celebrate their success and receive the awards.
'This tradition has been always a prominent aspect of Qatar Charity's sponsorship strategy to encourage brilliant orphans for their academic achievements, QC said in a statement.
Acknowledging their efforts in raising the orphans, QC also awarded the mothers for providing continuous support to the children despite their poor economic condition.
Mohamed Hussein, QC regional director in Kenya, addressed the students and encouraged them to exert more efforts to maintain the academic excellence. He also thanked and praised their mothers for the role they have played in supporting the children.
At the honorary reception, bright orphan students and their mothers received awards and certificates of excellence.
Roqyaa Ibrahim Ismail, one of the awarded students, said: 'No words are enough to express how I feel. I would like to thank our sponsors in Qatar and praise their unwavering faith in our cause. I would also like to thank Qatar Charity for its pivotal role in promoting education and sponsoring orphans' advocacy.
Qatar Charity awarded 50 mothers, celebrating their dedication and hard work in raising the children.
Hawa Harbi, on behalf of the attending mothers, delivered a speech saying: 'We deem the Qatari people as brothers and sisters who spare no efforts in advocating our cause and standing for our children.
She also praised QC's dedication and support to promoting educational projects in Kenya.
Meanwhile, as part of its social care mission, QC has recently sponsored 655 poor families, 165 Qur'an teachers and 127 persons with special needs in Somalia, the statement notes. Accordingly, the total number of QC sponsorships in Somalia has reached 1,500 individuals.
Through sponsorships and contributions in Somalia, QC works to fight the 'devastating drought that has engulfed some African countries over the years, the statement adds.

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