How We Started
The idea for an initiative, which would reach out to the Asian continent to provide those in need with quality education was conceived by Qatar's Heir Apparent, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in November, 2005
Guided by our Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani, Reach Out To Asia operates as a non-governmental organization (NGO) within the framework of Qatar Foundation - a private non-profit organization founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar and chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser.
Qatar Foundation is built on the principle that a nation's greatest resource is the potential of its people, and it aims to develop that potential internationally through a network of centers devoted to progressive education, research and community welfare.
ROTA's mission is to extend that assistance into Asia - where it's strategic geographic location gives it a unique opportunity to support its neighboring countries as they overcome developmental difficulties. In addition, more than 60% of Qatar's own expatriate community is of Asian origin, giving ROTA added insight and understanding of the needs and cultural norms of the Asian people.