Leading global Airline, Qatar Airways, on Tuesday provided students at Kauthara Islamic School in Wakiso district in Uganda on the outskirts of the capital, Kampala with desks for their classrooms, supporting the learning of approximately 400 students.
The colorful event endorsed by Uganda’s State Minister for Primary Education, Hon. Rosemary N, Seninde was held at the school where VIPs including Gerorge Mutekanga, Commissioner for Private Schools Sempala Kigozi, the Member of Parliament Makindye East, attended.
Students, their families, teachers and VIPs came together for the Tuesday morning function, which included speeches by the Chairman of the Board of Governors, Mr. Abdallah Ssenjala; the Commissioner for Private Schools, Mutekanga George, ; Member of Parliament Makindye East, Hon. Sempala Kigozi and Sheikh Ali Shuyu (Sheikh of Masjid Jamia) Guests also witnessed the desk handover between Qatar Airways Uganda Commercial Manager, Mr. Haileab Netsereab Mehreteab and the Kauthara Islamic School Head Teacher; Mr. Bashir Ssaazi.
Qatar Airways Commercial Manager Uganda, Mr. Haileab Netsereab Mehreteab, said:
“We are delighted to support the education of the bright students of Kauthara Islamic School in Wakiso, Uganda. As a global airline, we believe in supporting the communities in which we serve and helping develop environments in which students can learn and grow.
“By providing the necessary resources to students, we aim to inspire them and encourage them to aim for the skies. We hope to spark an interest in children to want to discover the world. We look forward to further collaboration to help support the education of children in Uganda in the future.”
Kauthara School Headmaster, Mr. Ssaazi, said:
“We would like to thank Qatar Airways for making a difference in the school’s endeavor to give a worthwhile education to children in the community. Thequality furniture provided by Qatar Airways will enhance the studying environment of the pupils and make their learning more comfortable. We will also be able to enroll more pupils in the school thus contributing to the development of our nation.”
Qatar Airways operates one daily flight to Entebbe International Airport, Uganda, with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The wide body aircraft has a capacity of 22 seats with a 1-2-1 configuration in Business Class, 232 seats with a 3-3-3 configuration in Economy Class, and a spacious design. Qatar Airways is the only airline to operate a Boeing 787 aircraft daily to and from Entebbe.
Qatar Airways has shown great commitment to the African continent through a number of activations, new destination launches and humanitarian work. Qatar Airways currently serves 20 African destinations including Seychelles; Nairobi, Kenya; Cape Town, South Africa; and Windhoek, Namibia. It commenced services to Entebbe in November 2011.
Corporate Social Responsibility is at the core of Qatar Airways’ values. Last year the airline renewed its sponsorship as Official Airline Partner to Orbis U.K. for a further three years. Qatar Airways has been a proud sponsor of Orbis and its blindness prevention programmes since 2012. Qatar Airways also continues to be a proud supporter of the Educate A Child programme, which helps provide quality primary school education to millions of out-of-school children globally.
One of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents. The airline plans to launch a host of new destinations in 2018-19, including Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Langkawi, Malaysia and Da Nang, Vietnam.