Reine seems like a very talented ballet dancer and has been working hard for years to pursue her dream. Going to a two-week intensive ballet class in New York may change her life forever and I think she deserves that chance. British Airways has already offered Reine and her mother two free round-trip tickets to New York and her dance instructor in New York has offered them a place to stay in her home. What’s left is for Reine to collect the trip expenses to make this trip a reality.
I know that some people might say that Reine’s trip is not an urgent matter, and that there are more imminent causes and social issues to support, but I think developing the talents of disadvantaged and marginalized youth is as important as tackling other matters and I salute The Nawaya Network for their awesome work!
Reine only needs around $3000 to make her dream come true. You can donate [Here].
Reine is a 13-year-old Lebanese girl with a strong passion for ballet. Her dream is to become a ballet teacher and to perform professionally on stage. She has lived all her life in a small, low-income neighborhood in Beirut, taking ballet lessons after school at a local NGO called Ayadina Association. She has never before had the opportunity to travel outside of Lebanon… until now.
Since 2012, Reine has been enrolled in The Nawaya Network, a local NGO that develops the talents of disadvantaged and marginalized youth.
In Summer 2013, a dance instructor in New York noticed Reine’s passion and talent from her online video on www.nawaya.org, and contacted The Nawaya Network to invite her to attend a two-week intensive ballet class in New York this July 2014!