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What we do


Since 2016, Nawaya has supported nearly 5,000 youth across Lebanon, teaching youth how to use their talents and skills to generate an income. By focusing on design thinking, innovation, creativity and business development, youth come up with innovative micro-enterprises that strengthen their livelihoods.

Generation of Innovation Leaders

Generation of Innovation Leaders

Premiere Urgence - AMI

Premiere Urgence - AMI


SE Factory is a coding bootcamp that develops the technical and soft skills of youth from various socio-economic backgrounds across Lebanon. Via our in class and online courses, we seek to make youth more employable, filling the big demand locally and regionally, and turning Lebanon into a hub for tech talent. So far, 90% of our graduates have become employed. Click below to learn more!


Nawaya's Talent Program connects promising youth from low-income backgrounds to resources such as mentors, trainers, classes, funding, internship, and job opportunities. Over the past few years, Nawaya has supported dozens of youth in developing their talents. Read more about our youth success stories below!


In 2012, after discovering that Nadeen, Nawaya's inspiration, relocated to Beirut and was dreaming of going to fashion school...

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Khaldoun is Nawaya's next phenomenal artist and fashion designer. He has been enrolled with Nawaya since 2015...

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Moe has been with Nawaya since 2012, and has benefited from a series of workshops and trainings related to graffiti design...

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Our Story

In 2009, a 14-year-old girl named Nadeen, living in a remote village in Lebanon, approached Nawaya's future founder, Zeina, and began showing her sketches of dresses she had drawn. Nadeen's designs really impressed her, and made her realize that hidden talents and potential exist in even the most marginalized youth - they just needed access to the right resources to thrive. Because of this serendipitous encounter, Nawaya was established three years later, and Zeina went back to find her to enroll her in a fashion school in Beirut. Nadeen graduated in 2016 and is now a talented designer with a promising path ahead of her, while Nawaya continues to empower thousands of others like her.