Seeking to strengthen Americans’ appreciation of the rich legacy of the Arab world
AMIDEAST established the Arab Heritage Fund in support of its mission of expanding mutual understanding between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa.
Donations to the AHF have enabled AMIDEST to enabled AMIDEAST to serve as a vital resource for American educators and librarians seeking quality educational materials about the Arab world. Through a variety of activities, it has helped expand appreciation of the region’s rich legacy and convey an accurate image of the Arab world that runs counter to the conventional views held by most Americans: It has
- Research, evaluation, acquisition, and marketing of educational materials
- Development and production of original books and visual resources
- Participation in major conferences and workshops
In conjunction with the growth of AMIDEAST’s Education Abroad Programs in the Arab World, the AHF provided scholarships in order to make these valuable in-region study programs accessible to a broader range of young Americans.