Monday November 20, 2023
Qatar Charity (QC) organised a graduation ceremony for 161 of its
sponsored students at Mogadishu University in Somalia and welcomed 212
new Somali students into its sponsorship programme.
was attended by the members of the Somali Cabinet and the House of the
People, the Qatari Embassy staff, the head of the Child Protection
section at the Family and Childhood Care Department at Qatar Charity,
and the President of Mogadishu University.Several graduates who
had received scholarships from QC and now hold important positions in
the Somali government were also present. Speakers praised the
educational efforts in Somalia, which have benefited more than 3,000
Somali students since the opening of QC's office in the country.
State Minister of Interior, Federal Affairs and Reconciliation, Sadaad
Mohamed Nur Alio, pointed out that he was among the first individuals
sponsored by QC to study at Mogadishu University, and many of the
sponsored students have held high positions in the country.
Ibrahim Mursal, president of Mogadishu University, said: "Qatar Charity
has been the primary partner and supporter of the university since its
inception, sponsoring thousands of students and giving them a new life."
He noted that students sponsored by QC were among the first to achieve advanced academic degrees in Somalia.
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in
Somalia Ismail Yusuf Osman praised the efforts of QC in the field of
education in Somalia, which have resulted in the graduation of numerous
leaders whom the country takes pride in.
Yousef al-Khulaifi, head
of the Child Protection section and General Supervisor of the “Rofaqa”
initiative, stated that the graduation of over 160 students from various
disciplines reflects QC's commitment to supporting education in
Somalia, as well as its belief that education is the sole path to
development and progress.
The graduates thanked QC and Mogadishu University for their support during their academic journey.