Kingdom Foundation Chaired by Prince Alwaleed donates a further $125,000 to Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow
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Kingdom Foundation* (KF) Chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud made a further donation of $125,000 to the Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow (youth leadership project).
KF had previously supported the Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow (MLT) with a $180,000 contribution through the World Economic Forum. In 2004, the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA) brought together 125 diverse young Muslim civil society leaders from across the United States to craft a strategy for improving the image of Islam in the American public.
This event inaugurated ASMA's ambitious Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow (MLT) program, which has since expanded to Europe and is now poised to become a global movement for positive Muslim-West interaction. MLT program has identified emerging and dynamic young Muslims committed to collaboration, community building and constructive change.
They are journalists, academics, artists, Arabs, South Asians, Americans and all acutely aware that their strength derives from the unity they can achieve through their diversity. The MLT is developing a global network of young global leaders, coordinating media and leadership training as well as providing continuing support and strategic management for its global members.
Kingdom Foundation has funded many cultural, educational and philanthropic projects globally including, the Integration of Islamic Ethical Values into the Medical Curriculum, the Minaret of Freedom institute, the film "Reason and Revelation: Averroes, Maimonides, Aquinas in their times and ours, " the film and book lost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Thinkers, Inventors and Artists," "BESA: Muslims Who Saved Jews in World War II," the Center for Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) to support the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal ISNA Fellowship Program, the Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID), National Council on U.S-Arab Relations (NCUSAR) to support the council's core operations, the James Baker III Institute, Rice University, the Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation VIZE 97 in Czech Republic, the Muslin Women Lawyers for Human Rights, KARAMAH Organization's Annual Law and Leadership Summer Program in the US and the Unity Productions Foundation's (UPF) "Ending the Clash: An Education Outreach Initiative."
Moreover, HRH donated $20 million to Georgetown University as a gift to support and expand its Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (CMCU) and donated $20 million to Harvard University to create the University-wide Islamic Studies Program.
* Kingdom Foundation's Executive Director is Ms. Muna AbuSulayman and the foundation is an independent entity from Kingdom Holding Company.
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