Established in 2013, Mekong Dialogue Institute is a non-lucrative nongovernmental organisation devoted to the promotion of peace and peaceful coexistence of people from different faiths, cultures, and races.
The perspectives of the institute are inspired by the life and works of Fethullah Gülen. He is regarded as the initiator and inspirer of the worldwide social movement of human values known as the Hizmet Movement or the Gülen Movement. This social initiative defeats easy categorization, focusing on education where secular curricula are taught by teachers who aspire to represent high values of humanity.
Volunteer participants in the movement, consisting of students, academicians, business owners, professionals, public officials, farmers, men and women, young and old, contribute to multiple ways of service, which crystallise in tutoring centres, schools, colleges, hospitals, a major relief organization, publishing houses, and media institutions, both in Turkey and in more than a hundred countries of the world.