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Children love to learn. If they are denied access to knowledge, we also deny them the opportunity to change their lives for the better.

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Abdulla Al-Abdulla

Executive Director, Reach Out To Asia - Executive Director, Reach Out To Asia

Mr. Abdulla Al-Abdulla currently serves as Executive Director of Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), a Programme of Education Above All Foundation. In this capacity, he has led the organization’s transition to a new business model and new Strategic Plan. In his role as Director of the Quality, Impact & Strategy since April-2014, Abdulla has led a team to develop ROTA strategies, ensuring that highest standards of quality are met in ROTA’s programs in order to lead to maximum impact and credibility, voice and recognition amongst beneficiaries and other stakeholders. Abdulla joined ROTA as Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist in 2011, were he was responsible of developed and led the Monitoring & Evaluation system of Reach Out to Asia by integrating Result-based M&E approaches across the organization. Before that he was a researcher and Head of Statistics Unit at the Department of Agricultural Affairs at Ministry of Environment, engaging with statistics, food security, economics and policy analysis.

Impact

"Humanity will not overcome the immense challenges we face unless we ensure that children get the quality education that equips them to play their part in the modern world." -- HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser

Surpassing

12.8 million

enrolment commitments for OOSC

9,099

Scholarships

89.5%

retention rate

395,558

Teachers trained

45,000

schools and classrooms