We work at the grassroots level throughout the Muslim World to counter violent extremism before it takes hold, to promote tolerance and understanding, and to foster better relations with the United States.
Last night, America’s Unofficial Ambassadors was recognized at the Diplomatic Courier’s Annual Citizen Diplomacy Celebration at the Washington Club in DC. Editor in Chief Ana Carcani Rold honored AUA on International Volunteer Day for our ongoing efforts to increase the number of Americans who commit to volunteer service in the Muslim World. Accepting the award was Ambassador Osman Siddique, who is the first Muslim-American to serve as a U.S. Ambassador and Chief of Mission and is also the Chairman of AUA’s Diplomatic Council.
Ambassador Siddique praised Creative Learning President Bill Kruvant for the organization’s achievements and underscored the importance of AUA’s citizen diplomacy mission. “As we watch current events and worry about what the future holds for our children, I’m optimistic about the power each of us has as individuals to make a difference,” he said. “What we do is very simple and what we do is very profound. We enter into the hearts and lives of individuals, of families, one at a time. America’s Unofficial Ambassadors holds to this idea of giving back and building partnerships between America and the Muslim world. This is absolutely a very timely and important mission.”