Qatar has signed a memorial of understanding with UNESCO and the Lebanese government to help rebuild educational institutions damaged by the Beirut bombing.
The Qatar Development Foundation (QFFD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UNESCO and the Lebanese Ministry of Education in cooperation with the Education Above Foundation (EAA).
The MOU was set up to provide much-needed support to rebuild projects that were damaged by the recent explosion in Beirut.
I hope that this support will help ensure that the educational process can continue as smoothly as possible.
EAA and UNESCO want to help Lebanon “overcome this difficult period”
The blast damaged more than 200 private and public schools, three universities and 20 centers of technical and vocational education and training, affecting the training of more than 85,000 students and about 7,600 teachers.
Mr. Fahad al-Sulaiti, Director General of the Education Department in the first place, said:
“This partnership will help give children and young people in Lebanon access to safe and quality education to ensure they have the opportunity to succeed in life.
“The partnership between the Education Above Foundation and UNESCO will help the Lebanese people overcome this difficult period and ensure the recovery and rehabilitation of the severely damaged education sector following the recent unfortunate event.”
The Qatar Foundation will seek to help educational institutions affected by the disaster in Beirut
QFFD has said it intends to help those affected by the bombing in the port of Beirut on August 4 earlier this year.
Mr Khalifa bin Jasim Al-Quwari, Director General of QFFD, said the memorandum would provide significant assistance to the reconstruction project currently underway in Beirut.
“This memorandum was signed as part of the commitment of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, to contribute to the reconstruction of Beirut. Such a commitment was made during the Paris Donors’ Conference, which is held under the auspices of the United Nations with the participation of various world leaders and presidents. This conference was held to raise funds for the Lebanese people after the explosion in the port of Beirut.
“Since the beginning of the crisis, the State of Qatar has taken action through the construction of field hospitals and the urgent deployment of air bridges to provide the necessary assistance to the Lebanese brothers and sisters. This MU is an additional element of Qatar’s humanitarian duty. It is also a product of fraternal ties in terms of solidarity and fulfillment of one’s duty and commitment in providing the necessary support to this country in various positions. “
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