In the presence of the Minister of Education, Culture and Higher Education, Mr. Farah Sheikh Abdul Qadir, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ishaq Mahmoud Mursal, and the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Somalia, Qatar Charity signed an agreement with the University for Peace of the United Nations, on a grant program for His Excellency the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Dr. Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud for a Ph.D. degree that will provide opportunities for Somali students to pursue their dreams of higher education.
The agreement aims to provide financial support to doctoral students at UPEACE University, enabling them to pursue their studies in their own research fields and contribute to building the Somali state and promoting academic excellence, research, and innovation by providing opportunities for doctoral students to contribute to the sustainable development of societies through peace-related support.
The agreement was signed by: Professor Samuel Kali, Regional Director - Africa for the University, and Mr. Abdel Fattah Adam Muallem, Director of Qatar Charity's office in Somalia.
In a statement on this occasion, Mr. Farah Sheikh Abdul Qadir, Somali Minister of Education, Culture and Higher Education said: "This agreement comes as part of the presidential grant announced by the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Dr. Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud, through which 100 Somali researchers from the university will receive grants Free PhD studies over the next three years, noting that these promises will exceed this number.
The minister explained that Qatar Charity has become the first organization that enabled the President to fulfill this promise, as today Qatar Charity has signed a grant for 40 Somali researchers, stressing that this grant is open to every Somali citizen who has the required qualifications.
Farah expressed his deep thanks and appreciation to Qatar Charity for its vital interventions in all sectors. He also expressed his sincere thanks to the State of Qatar and the strong fraternal relations between the two countries.
For his part, Professor Samuel Kali, Regional Director - Africa of the University, said: "The cooperation agreement in the field of education with Qatar Charity contributes to the investment of the Somali intellectual with the aim of contributing to the sustainable development of the country, through a package of disciplines that serve the security and peace process while empowering students with skills." required for studies and research. The agreement also enhances the spirit of innovation among students.
Mr. Abdel Fattah Adam Muallem, Director of Qatar Charity's office in Somalia, said: Qatar Charity pays special attention to the education process in Somalia, as it seeks to contribute to building a brighter future for Somali generations.
He added, "Qatar Charity has been working in Somalia for many years and has provided support in the education sector, including building and renovating schools, providing scholarships to Somali students, supporting teacher training programs, and providing educational materials and supplies.