As a member of the fundraising team at the AMAR Foundation for almost a year, I love that each day in this job brings new tasks and interesting opportunities. In 2017, AMAR are delighted to be celebrating our 25th Anniversary.
After starting out as a limited, week-long appeal, (the Assisting Marsh Arabs and Refugees, or AMAR Appeal), the charity has grown to become one of the most efficient and accomplished in providing healthcare, education and mental health support in the Middle East.
By employing staff from within their communities, and by using local, sustainable resources, AMAR ensures that over 90 percent of all funds raised go straight towards our projects in the field. I wouldn’t – and probably couldn’t – work for a more effective charity.