About DSMT

Dominic SimpsonThe Dominic Simpson Memorial Trust (DSMT) was founded in 2005 in memory of Dominic, who died suddenly aged 40, in July 2004.

“Dominic Simpson had, in his brief life, made a profound professional and personal engagement with the Arab world. It stemmed from his strong social concern and sense of morality, his intellectual fascination with the region, but also from the friendships he made in a period of turbulent change.”                   (The Independent 22 July 2004)

In the wake of his death, family, friends and colleagues agreed that a trust dedicated to furthering education that brings benefits to individuals and their communities would be a fitting and practical memorial to this extraordinarily talented, much-loved and well-respected person.

Our aim is ‘to advance education and facilitate educational opportunity for individuals and communities in the Middle East’. In its fourteen years of operation the Trust has raised well over $1 million to support educational projects in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, with a focus on the education of disadvantaged girls and young women.

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