Qatar Fund For Development Fund (QFFD) and Qatar Charity (QC) signed a QR 4 million grant agreement to provide scholarships for 63 students from the Republic of the Comoros, including 33 students in the medical field and 30 students in various scientific fields such as mechanical, electronic and electrical engineering, agricultural engineering and others.
QFFD’s Executive Director of Corporate Strategy, Ali bin Abdullah Al Dabbagh said the grant would enhance the role being played by Qatar in the Republic of the Comoros, especially after the Donor Conference hosted by Doha in 2010, expressing hope that this initiative would promote sustainable development efforts in the country.
For his part, Mohammed bin Ali al-Ghamdi, Executive Director of International Development at Qatar Charity, praised QFFD’s initiative to allocate a number of scholarships for students of the Comoros, assuring that this initiative is a real human investment aims at realizing development and prosperity objectives of the country.
He stressed that Qatar Charity will exert all efforts required to deliver this grant efficiently and effectively, in coordination with QFFD and through its offices in the Comoros and in Sudan.
It is worth mentioning that there is a coordination with the Republic of the Comoros at the level of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Ministry of Public Health to select qualified students to benefit from scholarships according to objective and transparent criteria.
Medical specialties were selected according to the strategic plan of the Ministry of Public Health to fill the gap in the medical and technical specialties important to the health sector. The students benefited from the medical scholarship will continue their studies in the state of Madagascar, while those benefited from the engineering scholarship will continue their studies in the International University of Africa, Sudan.