Valve have just announced Pipeline: a training institute that will more or less teach Teenagers how to make video games. Cool! But you know what can be even cool-er? How about teaching Teenagers globally!
The site and program is still very bare bones but once it's open you can ask Valve to teach its program internationally. The idea would be similar to learning online, except you would be getting tips and guidance from the masters at Valve. I pray this works as some of us here in the Arab world desperately need it.