Qatar Charity (QC) has held a social day for orphaned students enrolled in Sudan’s Taiba Education City, which was established with funding from a Qatari philanthropist to become one of the largest institutions specialised in the educational care of orphans in the country.
During the social day, the management of Taiba Education City affirmed its full readiness to start the academic year and launch a unique educational experience for orphans who were selected after conducting a series of tests and special interviews with them, QC has said in a statement.
The goal of the social day was to reassure parents that the city would provide quality education
The management also noted that the city would create an educational and healthy environment, which will help students develop their skills and abilities to contribute positively to society.
Ahmed al-Hit, director of Taiba Education City, which would be officially inaugurated shortly, said the goal of the social day was to reassure parents that the city would provide quality education. He also noted the administrative and academic arrangements made to select qualified teachers for the primary school in co-ordination with the Ministry of Education.
Taiba Education City will be officially inaugurated shortly
Omar Abdel Aziz, project manager of QC’s Sudan office, provided a full explanation of the project and its various components, including primary and secondary schools, a mosque, playgrounds, a dormitory, an activity hall, administrative buildings and a health centre, which is expected to provide services to those residing in areas surrounding the Taiba Education City in Omdurman, the statement notes.
The mothers of the orphans expressed satisfaction with the arrangements and supplies of the education city, noting that they feel their children are in a safe place, while many orphans were delighted with having an opportunity to study at Taiba Education City.
Taiba Education City covers an area of 9,000sqm, targeting the care of nearly 600 orphans. It is expected to benefit 6,600 people, including orphans, their families and those most in need from the neighbouring villages.
Officials at the Ministry of Education in Khartoum State have previously described Taiba Education City as a pioneering educational project that is a qualitative addition to the educational process and the orphan service and care.