In 2009, a 14-year-old girl living in a remote village in Lebanon approached Zeina and began showing her sketches of dresses she had drawn. Her designs really impressed Zeina, and made her realize the hidden talents that exist in even the most marginalized youth. This encounter inspired her to start The Nawaya Network, with the aim to connect underprivileged youth to resources to help them develop their true potential.


We aim to discover the hidden potential in disadvantaged youth, connect them to resources that would help them develop their skills, and ultimately empower them to shape their future.


To create an interconnected global community committed to the development and empowerment of marginalized youth around the world.