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QRCS praises UN General Assembly announcement 9th of September as an international day to protect education from attacks
Qatar Red Crescent society (QRCS) praised the decision of the UN General Assembly to adopt establishing September 9th as international day, to protect education from attacks, proposed by H.H Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, Chairperson of Education above All and UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. QRCS appreciates this historic achievement, which is a fuit of great efforts of our state of Qatar and particularly H.H Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, which will grant the protection of the education’s right in armed conflict areas, to ensure the follow-up and provide the officials with the technical support in order to hunt down those who attack schools. This may have a positive impact on society and lead to its development and prosperity. The QRCS confirms that this achievement is in keeping with its high principles, which will enhance the protection of the right to education, provide an environment to help, especially schools in remote and poor areas and also educational institutions in conflict and disaster areas. That can also enable children to exercise their legitimate right to receive sciences without fear, and make them active and good members in their communities. QRCS says that this measure will enhance the principles, values and trust in the same generations through education and enlightening their minds, thereby contributing to the cultures, allowing them to secure their future and the future of culture’s societie as well. The efforts of QRCS are aimed at supporting and providing education in allover the world, particularly in armed conflict areas. The QRCS affirms that this declaration is an endorsement of the right of children and young people to receive what enlightens their minds and empower them to build their communities, which serve the interests of the international community . This is what QRCS seeks through its relief programs and the world. As a humanitarian charity, QRCS supports many projects that provide access to education and create a good environment for people in unsafe areas to have access to their legitimate right to education. In Afghanistan, QRCS has established temporary schools in support of the education sector in remote areas, a plan has been done to attract females to school education as the are part of Afghan society. QRCS also has worked on the maintenance and rehabilitation of old schools. QRCS efforts will extend to cover more geographical areas in this country in order to reach other remote provinces and areas as needed. In Syria, the QRCS supports the education of university students who are unable to pay their university , QRCS pays for their studies at The University of Bashakşehir in Turkey, where the QRCS contracted with this university, situated in the heart of Istanbul, in order to ensure the right of these students to continue their higher education. QRCS also focuses its efforts on school dropouts, whether for security reason or other reasons related to extreme poverty, by providing them with an appropriate and stimulating environment, and helping education staff to reintegrate them to complete their education. In Nepal, QRCS has built three primary schools in the “Kaval Westu”, “Gorkha District”, and has provided several humanitarian assistance to some schools by providing transportation for students to reach schools. QRCS has strengthened its financial support for Nepal's education sector by helping special needs people, as they are an important part of the society, they have the right to get formations and meet their scientific needs to build a good generation, and participate in in their country’s development . QRCS and “Education above All” combine common altogether based on high objectives to achieve equal educational opportunities for all people, particularly in remote and afflicted areas allover the world. QRCS seeks to strengthen its relationship with “Education above All” foundation and enhance their partnership opportunities in supporting education, and the right of marginalized and poor people to study.