Within the framework of strengthening the status of the Arabic language in African countries, Qatar Charity participated in the inauguration of the new headquarters of the ICESCO Regional Educational Center in the Chadian capital, N’Djamena, in the presence of the Director-General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), Dr. Salem Al-Malik and Mr. Musa Khaddam, Minister of National Education and Civic Promotion of Chad, Director of Qatar Charity’s Office in Chad, Mr. Abdelhamid Mohamed, Director of the Regional Educational Center of ICESCO in Chad,MR. Ali Qamar, and a host of senior officials, public figures. They praised Qatar Charity’s efforts in Chad and the qualitative partnership it has with ISESCO.
The ICESCO Regional Educational Center in Chad that was opened is the latest among similar centers that were opened to support the teaching of the Arabic language and the formation and training of competencies in the field of Arabic literature. More than 11 other African countries will benefit from it, and it aims to qualify Arabic and dual schoolteachers and improve their technical and professional competence. And assist in preparing educational curricula, research, and studies related to training, and teaching the Arabic language to non-native speakers. The number of its graduates who were delegated by the Ministry of National Education to teach in government schools has reached 7,645 male and female teachers.
On this occasion, the Director of Qatar Charity’s office in Chad, Mr. Abdelhamid Mohamed, said: “We confirm our interest in Qatar Charity in specific projects that create a tangible and sustainable development impact, such as this regional educational center, which is the first of its kind in the region, as it is expected to contribute to building people and enhancing their ability to provide food.” “With science and knowledge, it is concerned with training Arabic language teachers at the primary level who hold a baccalaureate degree.”
He added: "We look forward to the launch of this project being a starting point for implementing other development projects in various fields that will reflect positively on serving the brotherly Chadian people and strengthening our partnership with the relevant government agencies in accordance with their national strategic policies and plans, and with international and local humanitarian organizations."
In his speech during the inauguration ceremony, the Director-General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), Dr. Salem Al-Malik, stressed the importance of the role of the Regional Educational Center in Chad, which has become an educational icon on the African continent.
Thanks, and appreciation.
Mr. Malik added that the Center, with its move to its new headquarters, is moving forward towards a qualitative shift in its roles and work mechanisms, praising the achievements the Center has achieved in recent years that have made it the first educational institution in Chad in preparing Arabic language teachers for the basic stage. He also thanked Qatar Charity for its role in the construction of the center's new headquarters.
For his part, the Chadian Minister of National Education and Citizenship Promotion affirmed his country's appreciation for this educational edifice, noting that the new headquarters of the educational center supports Chad in the educational field and will work to strengthen Arabic-French bilingualism.