AMIDEAST is dedicated to creating hope, opportunity, and mutual understanding among people in the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States through life-changing opportunities for education and cultural exchanges.
Emtinan and Abdullah, two hearing-impaired students from Yemen, navigate their debut international exchange experience via Amideast's Qisasna program. Their newfound confidence and eloquence are on display, setting a milestone in cross-cultural exchange with the creation of Qisasna’s inaugural sign language podcasts.
"Preparing Youth for the Future"—the theme of our 2022 annual report—highlights our work to equip the MENA region’s youth with knowledge and skills for a better future as they learn to tackle and navigate 21st-century challenges in their societies and beyond. Scroll through to learn about our work with youth in six strategic areas and meet some of the young women and men from across the region who experienced positive transformations through our programs.