The First Mentoring Meet-Up
As this past decade ended, Lebanon saw progress on many fronts on one end, but had to face one of the most challenging economic situations in its history on the other end.
These past few months in particular have been transformative for the country and saw hundreds of thousands of Lebanese people taking to the streets in an unprecedented revolution against a corrupt government, defective systems and in demand of lacking basic human rights.
Youth were at the forefront of this revolution, leading change for the country and acting as a beacon of hope for the rest of us.
Here at Nawaya, were remain committed to our work with youth, especially in times of unrest.
To that end, we have big plans for youth in 2020!
Empowering youth to create their own work and generate income opportunities remains one of our priorities for 2020, with the entrepreneurship program ongoing and evolving to meet the needs of these young entrepreneurs.
As a result, the program will offer more youth in rural and marginalized areas the chance to be heard, through Hakaya GIL. An inspirational storytelling event series which sheds light on the young heroes who through sheer will and perseverance, have managed to triumph over various obstacles in their lives.
Jawa2ez GIL also makes a come back in 2020, with the aim of supporting youth teams incubated through the entrepreneurship program, #GIL. This event series is a unique learning and networking experience for the young entrepreneurs, as well as a funnel opportunity into various sectors.
Last but not least, we're happy to announce the return of our mentoring program, which aims at connecting young entrepreneurs with industry specific mentors who can support and guide youth through scaling their micro-enterprises.
2020 will be a challenging year for Lebanon and its youth, but we remain committed to doing everything we can to support as many vulnerable youth as possible and help them get through these difficult times. Thank you as always for your generous support!
Gearing up for an inspiring storytelling event!
SE Factory Graduation Day!
Fatima's Modern Take on Traditional Tatriz
Mentors and Mentees Getting Introduced