#2 Nawaya Network, Zeina Saab

"Passion, passion & passion"


Zeina Saab is the founder of The Nawaya Network. She was born in Lebanon and raised in the US. She attended the University of California – San Diego where she graduated in 2006 with a B.A. in International Studies. Zeina went on to graduate from MIT in 2009 with a Masters degree in City Planning.


After graduating, she worked with the UN and USAID on gender and youth empowerment in Lebanon and New York. She chose to move back to Lebanon in early 2011 to establish The Nawaya Network, an organization that develops the talents and skills of low-income youth by connecting them to resources to help them become employable.


In 2013, she was the recipient of the King Abdullah Award for Youth Innovation and Achievement, and has been featured in various media outlets, including CNN and The Huffington Post. Her vision is to expand Nawaya throughout the Arab region in order to empower thousands of marginalized Arab youth.


The Nawaya Network is a non-profit organization based in Beirut, Lebanon, which develops the talents and skills of youth from low-income backgrounds. Through the network, youth are connected to a variety of resources such as mentors, trainers, classes, funding, internships, and job opportunities.


Zeina Saab:

Twitter: @zeinasaab

Nawaya Network: nawaya.org

Nawaya Network: @nawaya





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