Rota volunteers with Nepalese children.
DOHA: Reach Out To Asia (Rota), is fostering the spirit of volunteerism in Qatar by partnering with Qatar Foundation and sending 24 volunteers on a 10-day visit to a Rota project in Nepal that supports the role of schools in disaster risk reduction.
Supported by Vodafone Qatar, the trip offers a service opportunity for the volunteers to explore and expand their skills.
Vodafone Qatar has sent several employees on the trip, encouraging them to utilise their professional skills to help communities in need.
Working in 22 villages in the Kailali District of western Nepal, the Vodafone Qatar-Rota partnership, through the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Project, has improved the lives of thousands of students and teachers in many schools since the mission started in 2010.
Rota volunteers will be participating in a programme featuring student-led activities in non-formal centres of education, and deliver workshops for Nepalese students.
Volunteers will also support the Saraswarti Primary School in Dhangardi in the far western Kailali region by facilitating classes in art, English, Qatari culture, environmental awareness and sport.
They will assist children with local translators in the classes.
There will be around six contact work hours per day followed by cultural activities focusing on team building within the local community.
“Rota’s international volunteer trips provide unique opportunities for Qatar-based volunteers to be exposed to Rota contribution around Asia and get involved in hand-on work on the ground.
“Volunteers commit themselves to an exhausting programme of activities during the trip but, in the end, enjoy gaining from an immensely rewarding and fulfilling experience,” said National Programme Director Mohammed Al Saleh.