WHO IS AMIDEAST?

  • Established in 1951, AMIDEAST is a U.S. charitable organization with a long and distinguished record of delivering diverse education, training, and development services in Lebanon and throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
  • AMIDEAST is guided by its mission of expanding opportunity through education and training, while strengthening mutual understanding and cooperation between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa.

HOW DOES AMIDEAST BENEFIT LEBANON?

AMIDEAST supports students, educators, and professionals in Lebanon to:

  • Access exchange, study, and scholarship opportunities in America
  • Improve English language abilities
  • Upgrade professional and workplace skills
  • Enhance classroom teaching
  • Start new businesses and create jobs
  • Complete standardized tests required for school or work

AMIDEAST supports Lebanese government institutions and local organizations to:

  • Enhance the quality and scale of educational opportunities
  • Strengthen the national school system
  • Develop public administration capabilities

WHAT IS AMIDEAST/LEBANON’S IMPACT IN NUMBERS?

Since 2000, AMIDEAST has impacted the lives of over 500,000 individuals in Lebanon:

  • 354,600 students and professionals took standardized tests
  • 50,000 advised on U.S. study opportunities
  • 43,800 enrolled in English language and test prep courses
  • 300 scholarships awarded for higher education in the U.S.
  • 50 English language teachers certified
  • 200 women completed entrepreneurship and employability training
  • 400 entrepreneurs trained and supported
  • 3,000 professionals advanced their technical skills and abilities
  • 6,300 disadvantaged youth gained English and leadership skills

WHY DOES AMIDEAST/LEBANON NEED YOUR SUPPORT?

  • Our services are needed more than ever.
  • Our programs are effective and impact lives in all regions.
  • With your support, we will do even more for Lebanon and its people.