LuLu Hypermarket contribution have exceeded QAR 2 Million for EAA to Broaden Access to Education
In an official ceremony, attended by representatives of both EAA Foundation and Lulu, LuLu Hypermarket formally donated the QAR 2 million cheque to EAA Foundation. The fundraising campaign ran since October 2020 via active customer donations at LuLu Hypermarket stores across the country, aimed at raising money to overcome gaps in education and financial barriers in line with EAA’s mission to provide equal access to quality education for all learners.
Mubarak Al-Thani, Communication manager and head of Advocacy at EAA Foundation, said: "We are pleased for our partner’s, LuLu Hypermarket’s extraordinary support in recognition of the barriers children around the world face to the fundamental right to quality education. This contribution will go a long way in impacting children's lives through enrollment who may otherwise could not access education and have missed out on key learning and development opportunities. We also extend special thanks to all the customers and members of our community, who offered their donation to the fundraising campaign and helped children unlock their full potential through education."
Dr. Mohamed Althaf, Director of Lulu Group said: "We are delighted to extend our support and the incredible contributions of our customers to Education Above All Foundation and its mission to provide equal learning opportunities to children facing various compounded barriers to education. Every child deserves access to quality education that can help them grow into productive and fulfilled society members. Each donation carries a transformational, real-life impact on the next generation."
The generous donation comes as an extension to LuLu Hypermarket’s longstanding commitment to EAA’s initiatives. Since 2017, LuLu Hypermarket Qatar has contributed QAR 3.65 million per year since 2017 to 2020 to EAA’s Educate A Child (EAC) programme to support its mission to transform millions of lives by improving access to education – a commitment that has been renewed for QAR 14.6 million over the next four years from 2021 to 2024. As part of this, funds allocated to the EAA/UNICEF USA project targeted enrolment of an additional
Launched in 2017, EAA’s Together Project is dedicated to identifying and addressing the barriers that keep deserving children in Qatar from enrolling in school. Through the scholarships and enrolment, Together has addressed barriers to education and ensured educational access for over 2044 children.
LuLu Hypermarket will continue to play an active role in creating opportunities for children to access quality education and unlock a better future.