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Amal Alliance Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, International, International Migration & Refugee Issues, International Peace & Security, International Relief

Mission: The Amal Alliance aims to empower displaced children through holistic education and integration programs within four areas of focus: 1) Social-Emotional Learning, 2) Psychosocial Support, 3) Early Childhood Development, and 4) Peacebuilding. Our trauma-informed programs enhance cognitive, interpersonal, and emotional skills through informal education and structured play. The curriculum focuses on kids yoga, mindfulness, art therapy, dance, reading, and creative writing, to create a safe space in which children cultivate their voice and self-worth. By partnering with host community organizations, we train local leaders to teach our curriculum to refugee and host community children, building bridges of peace and tolerance.

Target demographics: Displaced and disenfranchised children around the world

Geographic areas served: Greece, Lebanon, Turkey

Programs: The Rainbow of Education

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Having worked with Amal Alliance since its founding days, I have personally seen how Danielle De La Fuente has grown Amal Alliance from an idea and concept to a well-respected organisation in the field of Early Childhood Development. Their curriculum is not only well-rounded but also evidence-based.

Amal Alliance has become a key trusted contributor in topics related to SEL and trauma, forming numerous partnerships with other organisations across the world, including, Governmental institutions, Universities, NGOs and corporates.

I cannot congratulate Amal Alliance enough for their perseverance, the growth throughout the years, but also the speed and outreach of their out of the box and technologically innovative COVID-19 response that included a series of podcasts in four different languages that were distributed across camps.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I would like to recognize Danielle De La Fuente and her team as trailblazers in their commitment and dedication to helping vulnerable populations. The Amal Alliance continues to develop outstanding, innovative psychosocial and social emotional learning opportunities for refugee children in addition to providing critical Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs for very young children. Danielle and her team care deeply about the future of the world’s children and work tirelessly to ensure that all children have access to education and a future of hope and inclusion. Ann R. Rakoff, EdD

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When COVID-19 struck, Danielle De La Fuente and her team hit the ground running. Due to a climate of overwhelming uncertainty and anxiety, it was immediately clear to her that she needed to find a solution for providing socio-emotional learning and psychosocial support to vulnerable communities, including refugee and migrant children and their caregivers.
She knew that the use of technology was the only way to do it, and it had to be made available worldwide.
With a consortium of partners, she created a podcast series with versions in English, French, Spanish and Arabic, as well as worksheets which can be accessed by Whatsapp and other platforms.
Activities and games on the podcasts do not require materials and cover topics such as hygiene, empathy, tolerance, patience, and healthy expression – geared to reinforce emotional well-being.
This is truly an innovative and timely COVID-19 Response program.
Congratulations and thank you to Amal Alliance!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Danielle de la Fuente leads AMAL Alliance with inspiration, knowhow and optimism. She networks with skill and confidence at international, national and local levels to engage partners and share tools and knowledge to meet the educational and socio-emotional needs of the increasing number of refugee children.
One of the most impressive strategies of the initiatives in Greece, Lebanon and Turkey is the effort to create programs that are culturally competent, address trauma, and developmentally appropriate, while keeping in mind that forcibly displaced children may be on a different developmental trajectory, in some areas, in respect to their peers.
Another strong strategy is flexibility - in terms of modifying curriculum based on feedback from the children, teacher and parents/caregivers.
Resilient refugee youth are among those who were cared for and had educational opportunities in early childhood. This is what Danielle and her team are working to accomplish for the youngest refugees.
It is a pleasure collaborating with Danielle on advocacy for Early Childhood Development.
Best wishes for continued success!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Danielle has supported our work at Multitasking Yogi by offering insightful, compassionate and strategic teacher training sessions. Amal Alliance is known for pioneering practices as are culturally sensitive/aware/responsive and has diversity, equity and inclusion at the forefront. The philosophy and lessons that cone fro Amal Alliance are an adaptable balance of meditative, fun, engaging and meaningful.

Blanca R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I’m super impress with the work of Amall Alliance. Their love and dedication to education is so impressive during this difficult time. We keep forgetting, as humans, that there is very vulnerable part of the population that needs all our help: children. Specially those who have been displaced, abused and mistreated. And thanks to the work of people like Dany and all at Amall, these kids have an opportunity to shine, to learn, to become the better future we all need.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What Danielle and her team at Amal alliance is doing is fantastic! I am really impressed by her strong will and energy sending positive ripples of change, I am thoroughly glad to Have known her And her organisation’s work. Im honoured to have collaborated with her and Amal alliance. Bringing changes to the lives of Children, if this isn’t divine, what is? Keep up the good work Danielle and team

Gigi T.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Amal Alliance is filled with heart. They are so passionate about protecting the future of learners. I am so amazed with the group! They are constantly evolving during these uncertain times to make sure they can continue to help underserved communities and children.

Pankti V.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amal Alliance is doing very meaningful work. I know the founder personally and she is one of the most motivated and passionate people I have come across. More power to them!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

Amal Alliance is a tremendous organization with a powerful mission and curriculum to help displaced children in refugee camps. They have already worked tirelessly and successfully helped children all over the world.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Amal Alliance is the definition of "small but mighty." Danielle De La Fuente and her team are incredibly creative, nimble and--most importantly--deeply committed to supporting children facing extreme challenges to thrive. Their openness to collaboration means better outcomes for more children and young people. We are proud and grateful to partner with Amal Alliance.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One the best new organizations recently started! Dani is innovative and I can’t wait for her to bring this to some of the emerging domestic markets in the USA that need it!

Donor

Rating: 5

Danielle has worked tirelessly to prioritize the health and well being of refugee children across disaster zones around the world. Through education, physical activity programs like yoga and dance, and by creating safe spaces, the Amal Alliance provides a holistic approach to education in emergencies by providing these children with social emotional learning and psychosocial support. The Amal Alliance has provided services to nearly 1,100 children in Greece, Lebanon and Turkey.

Amal Alliance was a co-sponsor for Education at the inaugural United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Global Refugee Forum held in Geneva Dec 16-18, 2019, where their “Rainbow of Education” was featured as one of the “Most Promising Holistic Practices.”

She has achieved something truly incredible: getting psychosocial learning, early childhood development, and social emotional learning on the agenda for large global agencies assisting children in emergencies around the world.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Amal Alliance is a fan favorite at The Pollination Project! Originally funded by our team in December 2017, we have come to love this organization, their work, and their support to the community that we have proceeded to grant them additional funding. In today's world, we need unity and programs that uplift and elevate one another and this organization - and their fearless leader - does just that. This organization sees all of us as global citizens and they approach their work with a social and moral responsibility to ensure all people have access to education, recreational activities, and a hopeful future!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The founder and director is a brilliant and highly motivated young professional. Thus, I am confident that under her leadership this organization will be a source of great good in the world.

David Diaz, MA, PhDc

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Board Member

Rating: 5

AS A FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER, I AM BEYOND PROUD OF WHAT “AMAL ALLIANCE” HAS ACCOMPLISHED ... I THANK OUR TEAM, VOLUNTEERS AND DONORS FOR ALLOWING US TO FULLFILL OUR IMPORTANT MISSION...‼️

1 Jaana

Advisor

Rating: 5

As a partner organization , The Kota Alliance collaborates with The Amal Alliance. Kota works for gender equality and women's empowerment, and supports in particular nonprofits founded by women. Danielle has succeeded in identifying a niche - traumatized children around the world - and concrete methods to help them by training local providers. Congrats to Danielle and her coworkers for an amazing job and wishing you success in expanding this program to more needy populations.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a board member of Amal for a little over a year. For an organization so young, it has made tremendous progress and the founder deserves special praise. I am yet to come across a not for profit which is so structured, organized and has taken such rapid strides in such a short amount of time. Amal is a mission-driven force which is taking a holistic approach to empowering displaced children employing the incontrovertible but oft neglected mind-body holistic approach to healing and development.

Ing Mao T.

Donor

Rating: 5

I saw how the Amal Alliance program was started, the idea behind it to bring peace, understanding and opportunity to misplace children in refugee camps; focusing on the children to ensure a better future for them will always bring peace; that’s the amazing concept from Amal Alliance that got me to be a follower and supporter of the vision.

The passion that the team has toward ensuring they fulfill the expectations is second to none and will always open new doors to greater expectations.

Proud to know the amazing team

Dina R.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amal Alliance Inc are an incredible force of good in this world. Elpida Home and Amal Alliance Inc are partners in delivering the Rainbow of Education program to refugees in Thessaloniki, Greece from our community center since 2018. We love having them as our partners, not only because we share the same values but because working with them is a pure delight! Nothing but the best to say about this organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The organization of Amal Alliance is constantly striving to ensure the quality of its programs. This is done by looking for good solutions in every context and maintaining dialogue with other professionals. In this way, good experiences of other organizations and new innovations can be brought in and the program develops organically with the well-being of the children always in the center.

Beatrice Rutishauser Ramm Founder of "Essence of Learning" Education in times of crisis.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Amal Alliance Inc. Is one of the most caring and genuine nonprofit organizations that I have ever known. They truly care about the children they work with and have shown their genuineness and care through their many efforts and programs they have initiated to date. I have personally observed some of their programs and can attest to the fact that their support in working with the children will be a significant benefit in future years to any child who is a participate.

Ariel D.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization! Donated with them and they are making a difference for lots of people!

Crystal O.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Amal Alliance is a great organization to work with. My Rotaract club hosted a fundraiser with them and they were willing to help out anyway was needed. Our club fully believes in Amal Alliance's mission which is why we chose to fundraiser and support the health of children in refugee camps.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amal Alliance is providing important services to refugees around the world. The impact of their trainings is immense and they are empowering women and children who are fleeing extreme situations. The President of Amal, Danielle De La Fuente, is an energetic leader with a great vision and an impressive drive to help those in need. My organization is partnering with her on a large project and I have nothing but complete confidence that it will be a great success.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great team with very important and innovative projects.Thank you for giving the vulnerable children the opportunity to rebuild their resilience and help them getting stronger.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Super idea that needed to be implemented.
Daniela is so energized and so transparent, she knows what to do and has done so much for the kids. I loved helping her vision come to fruition.

Lani R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My business Mindful Yoga Breaks and Amal Alliance have been partnering for the last two years. It has been such a pleasure sharing our work with this organization to bring our breathing exercises to the refugees all over the world that they work with. Amal Alliance is doing such important work and I am so fortunate that we get to be part of this incredible organization.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The team in Amal Alliance is passionate about what they do. With very minimal resources and will power they leave great indelible marks to the children who they work with. They do merit recognition and support.

Milad Z

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such an incredible mission backed by some incredible individuals who share nothing but the same passion to support and help our youth excel in the world. Very grateful to be supporting such a great cause.

Maryam A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amal Alliance is a light in the dark. This team does important and inspiring work that helps make the world a better place. It was such fun and such an honor to work with this team.

Jm C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amal ALLIANCE is working and focus in the most important field to improve quality of life: education is basic to change the future of current generations of children, we will have better communities if we push deep values !
Danielle is making a big effort to offer opportunities for kids never had this chance , we need to assist her for get a better life !

Daniel T.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amal Alliance has been an incredible organization to work with. They are a passionate group of people who care deeply about the refugee crisis worldwide and helping lessen the burden on those impacted most. It's been a pleasure to know Danielle and her team!

Alp A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great team and great partners, we are getting ready one of the largest event with them.

Donor

Rating: 5

Amal Alliance, Inc. is one of our grantees who we funded in 2017 for their work, which empowers displaced youth through alternative education and social development programs at refugee camps all around the globe. The report we received from Amal Alliance is "...one of the best reports we have received!"

As a result of our seed funding they were able to serve 400 children and gain a myriad of media attention through varying speaking engagements. Because the refugee crisis is incredibly challenging - and horrific - one might think that the project leads would be overwhelmed and distraught. Amal Alliance stands in the face of hardship and leads opportunities for those who find themselves at the crux of it all.

Amal Alliance is our superhero.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

THIS ONE-TO-ONE CONNECTION IS POWERFUL WAY TO SHARE GOD'S LOVE. I VOLUNTEER THERE WITH SPECIAL PROJECTS. DR. JOEL JUAREZ-URIBE

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Extremely well run from an operational stand point with an important impactful mission. Amal Alliance is doing great work and the organization’s executive director is one of the most energetic and inspiring people I have ever met.