Zeina Saab (Grantee)

In 2009, Zeina Saab met a young girl in a rural village who proudly shared her dress sketches. “They were incredible,” recalls the 29-year-old, who at the same time knew the girl would likely never have a chance to become a fashion designer because of her life circumstances. The encounter motivated Zeina, two years later, to launch a pilot project to connect four disadvantaged youth to the people and opportunities they needed to pursue their passions. The pilot’s success – along with the 30-minute video Zeina made to document the process – has inspired hundreds to support her cause.

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