Amala is a not for profit organisation that seeks to close the gap in secondary education for refugees worldwide. Their mission is to create opportunities and inspire positive change in the lives of refugees through transformative education.
Amala has developed the first international high school curriculum for young people who are displaced, alongside our founding partner school UWC South East Asia. This flexible, 15-month diploma programme launched for the first time in Jordan in June 2020 and will launch in Kenya later this year. Their aim is for the Amala High School Diploma to become a scalable solution to the acute lack of secondary education provision for young refugees worldwide.
Amala also runs short programmes for refugee youth in collaboration with local partners on topics such as Ethical Leadership, Peace-building and Social Entrepreneurship. Over the past 3 years, they have run programmes in seven countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Kenya, Trinidad & Tobago, Hong Kong, Greece and Bangladesh) for over 350 refugee youth.
Amala programmes enable students to be active, responsible, compassionate problem-solvers and innovators, who are adept at embracing complexity, diversity and ambiguity - and who want to and are capable of making positive change in their communities.