Under the patronage of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Reach Out To Asia (Rota) a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, will host its 6th gala dinner on November 19 at Al Shaqab.

The event, designed to raise funds for projects that provide access to quality education and learning facilities for underprivileged communities across Asia and the Middle East, will be attended by a host of dignitaries and international celebrities.

Sotheby’s, the world famous international auction house, will auction a number of rare items in the evening. Proceeds from the auction will fund existing and future Rota education initiatives in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Yemen, and for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

This year’s event, under the theme ‘Team up today, Shape up tomorrow,’ has Al Majed Jewellery and Qatar Rail, as gold and silver sponsors, respectively.

Proceeds from the 5th Rota Gala Dinner held in 2014 were used to support Syrian refugees in Lebanon, youth in Nepal and the West Bank, and to rehabilitate schools in Tunisia.