Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi has supported many cultural projects intended to bring together the Ethiopian diaspora in its largest home, the USA, but he has also concentrated his efforts on education and training in Ethiopia because that is where he sees most need.
The Sheikh provides significant funds to support the education of his MIDROC Ethiopia employees through Unity University. This investment is an essential part of his contribution to creating a society with a workforce capable of sustaining the country’s development, ensuring that there are no gaps in skills and human resources. He adopts a similar strategy for healthcare education in Saudi Arabia.
He has a strong commitment to sport not only in Ethiopia but in Africa and internationally. He sponsored the CECAFA Cup, Africa’s oldest football competition, from 2004 to 2007. It was renamed the Al Amoudi Senior Challenge Cup in 2005 and 2006. Support for sport has extended outwards to the Ethiopian diaspora, and he has contributed significant funds to AESAONE, recently providing a three year funding commitment. He sees sporting achievement as bringing people together regardless of their ethnic origin, gender or religious beliefs and supports St. George FC in Addis Ababa.
He provided half the cost of the Harari National Cultural Centre and has invested in early stage Ethiopian space exploration.