Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Arab Developmet Initiative

Alright. So once in a while you'll come across a group of people who you don't even really know, but feel like kindred spirits. My good friend Amina Samy pointed me in the direction of the Arab Development Initiative website, and I found my peeps.

Based out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, this group of students have come together to bring others around the table of discussion on one of the most pressing issues of our time: development in the Arab world. With the uprising and awakening of the Arab nations comes a great responsibility on the shoulders of the international community to aide the dreams of the just revolutionaries of the Middle East.

In summary, taken from their website:

"On October 7 and 8, 2011, the ADI is proudly hosting the first ever Envision Arabia Summit at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. This summit of students, thinkers, and leaders, aspires to harness the creativity, skill, and passion of youth to work towards a vision for the future of the Arab world."

Not only was I in Egypt for the entire revolution, but this cause hits close to home, quite literally. May it be a prosperous event and the beginning of a great opportunity for everyone around the world to make a difference.

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