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About EAA

Opening up a world of education

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


Higher education cannot be neglected – it is the youth of today who will make up the next generation of leaders who will take responsibility for rebuilding their home countries in the future. They must have access to the right educational tools, knowledge and relevant skills to be successful.

Al Fakhoora believes in the strength and adaptability of youth, and works to enable the most marginalized, particularly refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), to reach their full potential, despite their surrounding circumstances.

We do this by removing obstacles and helping youth access quality, relevant higher education. We place students at the heart of our programming, and design our scholarships to fit the economic, social and cultural context in which they live.

Al Fakhoora empowers youth to become educated, engaged, productive individuals who can adapt and excel in their challenging environments.

What We Do

Al Fakhoora has over ten years of experience helping underserved youth complete their post-secondary education. Through its Qatar Scholarship programme Al Fakhoora is committed to providing 10,687 higher education scholarships (as of April 2024).

Under our unique Higher Education Scholarship model, we:

  • Reach out to the most vulnerable communities, including refugees, IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons), and youth in need of financial assistance
  • Engage young people who are civic-minded and have the potential to bring about positive change in their communities
  • Tailor our interventions to local and regional contexts and needs
  • Partner with leading higher education institutions and collaborate with local governments in order to support their national priorities

Way Forward

In scaling the scope and reach of our programmes, we continue to strengthen our network of partner institutions that are leading by example in our nine (and growing) countries of operation.

Al Fakhoora works directly with implementing partners, such as universities, as well as strategic partners who share our vision to invest in youth and create pathways to cohesion and prosperity.


"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


19 million

beneficiaries across all programmes of Education Above All Foundation




retention rate

2.6 million+

Skills training provided to teachers, school staff, and community members

1 million+

Youth Empowered