We are so proud to have the support of The Asfari Foundation, and were honoured to receive their sponsorship for our Christmas campaign. Here’s an introduction from the Foundation into their work:

The Middle East is a region beset by many specific challenges. This context was made even more challenging by the Covid-19 pandemic, our number one priority was the safety and wellbeing of our partner organisations and their teams, and helping them adapt to the “new normal”. In addition, across the Levant region progress on achieving gender equality remains slow. With this in mind, and in the spirit of collaboration and openness, we worked with our partners to increase their resilience, adapt their activities, adjust their expenditure and implementation timelines, and invest in new infrastructure and capabilities.

The Asfari Foundation team

The Asfari Foundation has embarked on an inspiring journey, a journey that embodies the values of compassion, progress, and unity. For more than two decades, our commitment to positive change has been the driving force behind our mission to transform lives and nurture prosperity in the Levant region. At the heart of our work lies a steadfast dedication to education, civil society, and social entrepreneurship, all with the overarching goal of empowering individuals and organizations to create lasting and sustainable change.

Since then, the Foundation has invested over £60 million in the Levant region and the UK, to primarily strengthen the sustainability of a resilient civil society infrastructure and empower youth through education, innovation, and entrepreneurship. As a philanthropic family foundation, we believe we are leading the way in this regard.

Why We Support Partners

Partnership is the cornerstone of our approach. We firmly believe in the transformative power of collaboration. In a world riddled with complex challenges, we understand that no single entity can address them in isolation. Hence, we actively seek out, support, and collaborate with like-minded partners who share our vision for a more equitable and inclusive world. It is our belief that by uniting our strengths, we can catalyze meaningful change and drive long-term impact.

Partners, in our eyes, are the catalysts for progress. They are the champions of innovation and the advocates for those who need it most. Our commitment to nurturing these partnerships extends beyond providing financial support. We offer mentorship, resources, and a platform to amplify their voices, ensuring that they can bring about enduring change in their communities.

A Little History on the Foundation

The Asfari Foundation was founded in 2006 by Ayman and Sawsan Asfari, two visionary individuals with an unwavering dedication to the Levant region. Their vision was to establish an organization that would stand as a beacon of hope and progress, a proof to the potential for positive change. Over the years, the foundation has evolved, adapted, and grown to meet the changing needs of the region. We are proud to have been able to touch the lives of countless individuals and organizations, helping them flourish and contribute to the betterment of their societies.

Our Work with Hands Up

One of our most cherished collaborations is with Hands Up, a small and innovative charity with a significant mission. Hands Up is dedicated to funding health and education programs in Syria and neighboring countries, with a primary aim to make a positive difference in the lives of Syrians in need.

What sets Hands Up apart is its direct involvement with local organizations that possess unparalleled knowledge of their communities’ needs and contexts. It is a prime example of how the Asfari Foundation doesn’t merely offer financial support but is deeply involved in fostering meaningful change. This partnership exemplifies our commitment to unwavering dedication, meaningful partnerships, and tangible impact.

Our story is one of transformation. We invite you to join us in our mission to create a brighter, more equitable future for the Levant region, hand in hand with partners like Hands Up who exemplify the power of unity and innovation.

Transforming Lives Through Partnership

The Asfari Foundation was founded in 2006 by Ayman and Sawsan Asfari, two visionary individuals with an unwavering dedication to the Levant region. At the heart of our work lies a steadfast dedication to education, civil society, and social entrepreneurship, all with the overarching goal of empowering individuals and organizations to create lasting and sustainable change.

Our story is one of transformation. We invite you to join us in our mission to create a brighter, more equitable future for the Levant region, hand in hand with partners like Hands Up who exemplify the power of unity and innovation.