IMPACT LAB

A design thinking and business development training program for unemployed Lebanese and refugee youth. The program provides youth with the skills needed to develop innovative income-generating solutions to problems in their communities. The most viable enterprise ideas advance to receive mentoring, and are selected to be featured below to crowdfund their projects and to help launch their initiatives.



100% of your donations will go towards funding the project or team of your choice.

OUR PROJECTS


Smart Education

There are many good schools and educational institutions in the South of Lebanon, yet there is still a big gap in the education system which is smart teaching and learning.
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Anmar Arts

Anmar is a self-taught talented young painter. He plans on organizing workshops to teach painting and design printing in the Dekwaneh annd Burj Hammoud areas.
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Adagio

Rami started learning music at the age of 8, when he joined the conservatory, he was also enrolled with the "Lebanese Art House" where he studied drawing.
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Hakawati Theatre

Omar Bakbouk is a Syrian Theatre and philosophy graduate. When he moved to Lebanon a few years back, he came up with a community initiative called: Hakwati.
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Kurdum

Kurdum is a tailor shop concept by Nadia, a Kurdish Syrian refugee in Burj Hammoud.
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Wahem

"Wahem" is a project that mixes circus activities with theatre with the aim of spreading a message around each play, act or event.
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CNC Challenger

Ahmad Chakaroun, from Nabatiyeh has created a machine that engraves logos and other visuals onto hard surfaces.
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Hire Your Tire

Our youth, Ali, Hassan and Mohammad are piloting their small enterprise, Hire Your Tire.
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Emneh W Eugenie

Lynne Nehme, a 22 year old from Rahbe, has been exposed throughout her childhood to two different cultural and gastronomic Lebanese experiences.
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مطبخ اللاجئات

This small business project idea is a homemade catering which empowers refugee women in Lebanon.
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Smart Tab

Yasser recognizes the importance of smart phones & tablets in everyday life & wants to offer children ages 4-6 years old the opportunity to learn through play through his project.
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All Natural Recycled Soap

Mohammad would like to collect soap waste from factories, remodel it into reusable soap bars or even decorative and fragrant pieces for the home.
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Healthy & Tasty

"Healthy & Tasty" is a small kitchen to prepare food for diabetes patients under the supervision of specialized doctors.
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Al Zawaya Studio

Al Zawaya Studio is a film documentary and drama production studio in the Burj Al Barajneh refugee camp.
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Tell a Tale

This project comes from a group of psychology students and aims at entertaining and improving the mental health of retirees.
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Shibshib

Suleiman wants to upcycle used car tires and other rubber waste into durable, affordable and fashionable footwear.
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Life Under The Bridge

This youth team want to create a folding chair, storage and tent for homeless people to provide them with basic shelter, protection and privacy needs.
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Green & Peace

"Green and Peace" is a welcoming and safe environment for girls whose parents do not allow to participate in outdoors or public sports activities.
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Wala Atyab

"Wala Atyab" is a homemade food delivery service for everyone who likes to eat this type of food.
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Baytouti

"Baytouti" is a project created by two sisters in the Madine Riyadiye area in Beer Hassan, Beirut.
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Beit Now

"Beit Now" is a digital platform which connects landlords to tenants and facilitates the search for a new home based on each tenant's budget and requirements.
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Wireless Electricity

This project was born out of the need for safe electrical supply to homes and businesses in Beer Hassan, Beirut, behind the sports stadium.
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Mfak Baraghe

"Mfak Baraghi", or "Screw Driver" in English, is a small enterprise which provides a team of experienced workers for fast and reliable maintenance and refurbishment services.
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Comedy Series in Burj Al Barajneh

Everywhere in Lebanon, youth face a variety of problems, more so in the Burj Al Barajneh refugee camp!
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Wa Yabka Al Amal

Wa Yabka Al Amal is a Facebook page which sheds light on elderly refugee stories and life experiences to draw wisdom, hope and lessons from. The contents will be published into a book.
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Tarwi

Tarwi is a water filtering initiative in the Chiah area in Lebanon.
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Mounati

A local store which stocks homemade, healthy food such as pickles, herbs, sauces and other pantry essentials.
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Karroussa

Karroussa is a theatrical production which includes refugee and non-refugee cast and crew.
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A Laugh in a Game

"Dohke Bi Le'be" or "A Laugh in a Game" is a safe place for children to play in. The concept is inspired by the streets of the camp which resemble a maze.
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Alternative Fitness

An innovative fitness zone in beirut offering a wide range of competitively priced classes, awareness sessions and other services and sports goods.
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Hiya Adam

A project aimed at promoting gender equality and empowering women by offering phone hardware and software training and helping women secure jobs.
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Weddings For All

A cost efficient wedding and events venue in the Burj Hammoud Area in Beirut.
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Urban Gardening with Abeer

"Urban Gardening with Abeer" is a project aimed at reducing pollution levels in Beirut by encouraging residents to grow herbs, plants and flowers on their balconies and rooftops.
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Aya Wood Multi-Purpose Furniture

Aya Wood is a direct-to-consumer furniture design and creation shop which offers competitive prices and multiple functionality to save space and cost.
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Walking Tour of Burj Al Barajneh

Mohamad’s business idea is a walking tour of Burj Al Barajneh refugee camp which enables tourists to experience the camp first hand by shedding light on the issues as well as the beauty within.
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Photo Studio by Women For Women

Ranin’s photography studio will provide photography services for women by women in a conservative area where privacy and safety are key.
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