The number of students sponsored by Qatar Charity (QC) has reached 4,864 in 35 countries, including Somalia with more than 700 sponsored students.
The ‘Student Sponsorship’ project aims to help students, who are unable to afford their undergraduate and postgraduate studies, a QC statement explained yesterday.
The project has contributed to turning several sponsored students into prominent persons, who have achieved top ranks academically and important positions in their careers.
Among the inspiring success stories created by the students sponsored by QC is that of Somalia’s Hussein Abu Bakr, who used to memorse the Holy Qur'an in the evening, while grazing the livestock in the morning.
"Due to the humanitarian crisis faced by Somalia, my family was displaced to Mogadishu where I joined a Quran memorisation centre. However, due to the deterioration of the family's living situation, I started working as a school guard.
"In 2008, I applied for a guard post at Qatar Charity’s Somalia office. After being hired, I got enrolled in preparatory courses to join a regular school. In 2014, I graduated, with distinction, from the secondary school, and joined Mogadishu University’s Faculty of Shari’a and Law, with a scholarship from Qatar Charity.
"After the graduation from the university in 2018, I was nominated by Qatar Charity for the post of sponsorship supervisor. Now, I supervise 500 sponsored persons at its Somalia office,” he added.
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