EDIT: I edited this fairly heavily such that some comments don't make sense. Sorry about that. If you came looking for advice PM me and I will be glad to help.
I'm an EA currently living in a Gulf/Arab country. I'm fairly knowledgeable about EA, so I thought that running a local group would be of high value. But I had some reservations due to some reasons. Namely
(1) I'm only 18, and not yet in college (Gap year). So I will probably be younger than other members. This means that they (potential EA's) may be less inclined to accept some of the ideas, thus risking "lock-in" of the idea that EA is for western-influenced kids.
(2) I'm not a citizen, but I'm Arabic, and there is some discrimination against foreigners.
(3) Lack of Arabic EA content, and the scarcity of English speakers here.
(4) I'm not religious, and I'm don't want to out myself. (which might be hard to avoid)
II. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS • Translate EA content to Arabic. (Falls into the problem of "lock in") • Write Saudi/Muslim-friendly content and hope that it affects some people to start local chapters. (Might be dishonest) • Wait till I'm in university and join a local group there. (What I plan to do)
I'm hoping to get tips and/or advice from EA's who are/were in a similar situation.