The people of the United States and Egypt have intertwined destinies; we will succeed or fail together. Recognizing this important relationship, HANDS is committed to building bridges between peoples. Our programs encourage cross-cultural learning from an international perspective. We sponsor insight trips and missions to Egypt that allow Americans to see how the country really is and not how it is portrayed in the media. HANDS works with many partner organizations that share our dreams for a better, more inclusive world. We also provide opportunities for Egyptians to come to the US and gain essential personal and professional experience. Only together can we accomplish our goals. Please read about some of our specific programs that facilitate intercultural dialogue.