“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”
“Shabebik” association is headed by Mrs. Faten Zein, who decided to devote herself to this humanitarian work and service the Lebanese society by all obtainable means, Faten Zein was the director of a department in the private sector. She decided after witnessing the suffering around her, to take a long vacation from work and dedicate her time into helping poor families and those in need to secure shelter, food, medicine, clothes and other supplies to cover all their needs.
Mrs. Faten Zein says: The idea of establishing “Shabebik” association was born shortly after the parliamentary elections were held in May 2018, and my nomination for the Sunni seat in Beirut’s second constituency, afterwards I founded the association with a number of young men and women, among the finest of society’s youth, and the slogan raised was: “Behind every closed door, there are windows opening “.
A world of social justice where all people live in dignity and security
Shabebik’s mission is to ensure a healthy mind and body for all society members by promoting dignity and self suffiency, empowering youth, women and the vulnerable, decreasing their suffering and creating opportunities to develop and empower them.
Since its inception, it has worked in terms of social rotation and has sought to achieve its goals through serving the Lebanese society to improve the standard of living on various social, service, and cultural levels. As Shabebik’s female volunteers also worked to support the association’s activities to become what it is this day, an association which includes several departments: the health section, the social section, the women’s empowerment center, the department of educational and health awareness programs, and the section of financing activities. These sections are funded by voluntary contributions provided by many individuals.
Believing in the need to build a better tomorrow for our society, “Shabebik” started its career in 2018 in the city of Beirut through implementing multiple activities