Launched in 2017 under EAA’s Al Fakhoora programme, the Together Project (Together) works towards providing equitable access to education for children across communities in Qatar, and shaping students into responsible, conscious, and ethical members of their communities.
Together aims at eliminating barriers to education in Qatar, by facilitating the establishment of alternative education institutes and programmes, in collaboration with ministries and NGOs. It is the only project of its kind in Qatar.
Since its inception, Together has awarded over 3,600 scholarships to deserving students across 31 nationalities who are residents of Qatar, and has received substantial funding and support from corporate and humanitarian organisations operating in Qatar, such as Carrefour supermarkets, Lulu supermarkets, Mega Mart, Chevron Phillips Chemicals, Awfaz Global Schools, Awqaf ( Qatar’s Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs), Qatar Charity, AFIF Charity, The Social and Sports Contribution Fund and Qatar National Library.
The key achievements in Together’s journey has been the launch of the five Assalam Schools in in partnership with Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) starting with the First Assalam School (FAS) in 2019 funded by the General Directorate of Endowments under Awqaf, the Second Assalam School (SAS) in 2020 funded by Qatar Charity and AFIF Charity, the Third Assalam School (TAS) in 2021 funded by General Directorate of Endowments under Awqaf, the Fourth Assalam School (FAS) in 2021 funded by Qatar Charity and the Fifth Assalam School (FiAS) in 2021 funded by The Social and Sports Contribution Fund.
Together aims to grow and transform Assalam Schools into centres of excellence, providing state-of-the-art educational opportunities for deserving children and adolescents in Qatar. In collaboration with its partners, Together is ensuring continued access to education for children in Qatar through monitoring and evaluation, and quality assurance measures.
Over the next few years, Together plans to develop special education project, under its efforts to close the educational gap in the country. Together also continues to collaborate with the MOEHE to further identify potential solutions to mitigate barriers to education faced by children in Qatar.
• 8,067 beneficiaries till date across more than 36 different nationalities and 36 private and 5 Assalam schools in Qatar *
• QAR 33 million per year funding secured for Assalam Schools through Awqaf, Qatar Charity, AFIF Charity and The Social and Sports Contribution fund. *
* as of October 31, 2023