Bangladesh is one of the most important countries in which Qatar Charity has a clear footprint in the field of education. During the past five years, it has built 38 schools containing boarding departments and other facilities, some of which were established in remote areas.
These schools have provided educational opportunities for at least 10,000 students, and Qatar Charity is currently working on building 15 schools. Once these facilities are completed, 3,000 students will have similar educational opportunities.
This comes at a time when Qatar Charity is sponsoring 3,312 orphans to ensure their better future.
On International Education Day corresponding to the twenty-fourth of January of each year, Qatar Charity celebrates its achievements in the field of education around the world, as it operates in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as in areas of crises and disasters.
Hira Secondary School, which is located in the Bagerhat region in southern Bangladesh and was built by Qatar Charity in 2017, is one of the educational models that made a big difference in its surroundings, given that it filled a void at the time because there was no school or educational facility in this area so that the school became a source of pride for the residents who Their children were deprived of education for many years, including orphans in the Bagerhat region, and not only the residents of the region benefited from this school, but also the children of the surrounding areas.
Gratitude and thanks
Several officials thanked Qatar Charity for its support of education in remote areas of Bangladesh. In this context, the school's principal, Zohra Begum, said: "The number of students in Hira'a school is 700 students, as 300 new students are accepted annually into different classes."
Ms. Begum added that the school contains housing for students, which currently benefits 200 orphan and poor students, as orphaned students receive financial assistance from Qatar Charity to complete their studies in the best possible conditions and to provide them with means of comfort so that they do not feel the difference between them and the rest of the children.
For his part, Mr. Firoz Ahmed, an official at the Ministry of Education in Bangladesh, said: "Qatar Charity plays an important role in the education sector in Bangladesh, as it has built schools that contain various facilities that provide a suitable environment for students."
Access to remote areas
He added: "We appreciate this achievement. Qatar Charity has focused on remote and neglected areas where educational facilities are not available for the population, which provided an appropriate educational environment and prevented thousands of children from dropping out of school. Thanks to its efforts, it played a major role in reducing the illiteracy rate to zero in Bangladesh." And the virtue of the good people in Qatar.
For his part, Mr. Zahid Al-Islam, an elected representative of the local government in the region, praised the school, which he considered an outstanding achievement, and said: "Hira' is not just an ordinary school. We believe it is an exceptional educational institution in a region where there is no educational environment, and the children of our region were not only deprived of education. Rather, orphans and poor children in faraway places are benefiting from this institution.”