About AAI

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AAI Present Prf.Santoli with students in PhilippinesWHO WE ARE

Founded in 2002, Asia America Initiative (AAI) strives to develop communities affected by poverty, natural disaster, and armed conflict. The organization is dedicated to working in difficult areas where others may have given up. AAI believes in respecting the talent and insight of local people, respecting their dignity and providing educational resources, public health and other tools to infuse confidence in communities to build a positive future.


To instill hope and empower communities affected by armed conflict and severe poverty. Our goal is to design integrated local programs that can be replicated globally.


Asia America Initiative (AAI) is a catalyst for cross-cultural and interfaith cooperation. We believe that peace, security and respect for human dignity are inseparable. AAI supports inter-generational cooperation as an international model for building peace through educational opportunity tied to economic development. Focusing on the youth and caring for the elderly, we bring communities together. We promote human dignity through health, education, livelihood, environment, and the arts.


1. Build hope and empower local communities.


2. Address conflict and poverty in diverse cultures through: economic development and job creation, mentoring potential young leaders, education, emergency relief, ecology, and peace mediation.


3. Strengthen healthcare and nutrition in local communities through emergency relief, including special medicine programs for rare diseases, effective farming, and fisheries programs.


Peace through Education, Community Building, and Economic Development.