It’s the story of Sara Hermez who opened a free school in fashion design, Creative Space Beirut that provides education to talented design students who lack the resources to study. These students come from all over the country including refugee camps.
The Parsons School of Design graduate, with the help of her former professor Caroline Simonelli, wanted to put her creativity and her knowledge to the service of a worthy cause. She put her heart and soul into this project that became a reality in 2011. Her story is about passion and determination. It’s about believing that education can change lives and society. Her story is about giving chances.
“I’m hoping that a solid community arises where it’s about helpfulness and sharing and working together vs. individualism and one’s own success,” she said. It’s a bold dream — but she’s ready. “I’m not someone who gives up quickly,” she admitted, laughing.