MECI's mission is to address the educational, psychosocial, health and other basic humanitarian needs of Middle Eastern children and women in both war-torn and impoverished areas.
Through MECI, children and women are given a safe-space, coping mechanisms to develop and thrive as well as tools towards building a strong future civil society and working towards peace.
MECI's innovative child-centered community development model is facilitating transformational change in communities through programs based on a three-pillared approach:
Right now in the Middle East, millions of boys and girls are out of school - an entire generation of children are at risk of being lost, lacking education and held captive of their past traumas. MECI has developed and implemented academic programs combined with psychosocial healing programs in arts and sports. Informal and remedial education encourages broader community participation through awareness session and youth-led community engagement activities.
The Middle East Children's Institute delivers healing moments that rebuild lives.