Posted on November 03, 2014

Education Above All Foundation (EAA) will open its second EAA Village edition at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) on 4th November 2014. The EAA Village at WISE, taking place over three days at the Qatar National Convention Centre (pictured), will see a number of sessions and events which will bring to the fore key issues on barriers to education as well as showcase EAA’s workaround the world.

EAA’s village events will include a session moderated by EAA’s Al Fakhoora programme on the first day (November 4th), during which the importance of reconstruction of educational facilities in Gaza will be discussed. Mr Nasser Faqih, from UNDP Palestine, Mr Muneeb Abu-Ghazaleh from Islamic Relief Worldwide will be among the speakers. A session dedicated to the important role of education in the lives of explorers, athletes and adventurers will take place on the 5th of November at the EAA Village. Qatari athletes will participate in this multi-generational panel, where the importance of volunteerism and social responsibility as tools to fight poverty will be emphasised.

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Other sessions at the EAA Village will include discussions on the impact of armed conflict on education in sub-Saharian Africa, and in the MENA region, during which Dr. Maryan Qasim, former Minister of Human Development and Public Services, Somalia, Dr Tariq Cheema President, World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, United States, and Dr. Abla Amawi, UNWOMEN Egypt Country Director will participate. Films and documentaries will be screened at the EAA village, which will portray the barriers and challenges faced by children seeking an education.