Doha: H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser visited the historic City of Meroe that hosts the pyramids which are being restored by the Qatar-Sudan Archaeological Project (QSAP).
The Qatar-Sudan Archaeological Project (QSAP) is a Qatari initiative with the objective of promoting the rich archaeological heritage in Sudan.
The project registered in Sudan as a NGO under the name ‘The Nubian Archaeological Development Organisation’ covers funding, museums, pyramids and camps.
QSAP is funding the work of 40 archaeological missions out of which 28 missions have already set off their field activities since September 2013.
It plans to establish new museums and renovate existing ones.
One of main focus is restoration and conservation of the over-230 pyramids. The main activity will be devoted to the Royal Tombs of Meroe at Begrawey.
They also sponsor the digitalisation of the archives of the late Fritz Hinkel, the German Architect who worked for more than 4 decades in the service of the antiquities of the Sudan especially the restoration project of the pyramids of Meroe.
The 4 pyramidal complexes are at Meroe (Begraweya), Gebel Barkal, Kurru and Nuri.
Sheikha Moza, Advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goals also met with children, beneficiaries and staff at two of the projects her foundations are supporting to improve opportunities for young people in Sudan.
Sheikha Moza visited the Umm Badda Alternative Learning Programme (ALP) in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. The programme is one of 3,900 in Sudan sponsored by Education Above All (EAA), a foundation set up by HH Sheikha Moza in 2012.
Sheikha Moza engaged with children, attended a life-skills class, and met with school management, teachers and various community members.