Basmeh and Zeitooneh started as a group of volunteers dedicated to serving Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Its primary goal was to motivate Syrian youth and women who are victimized by the conflict. Basmeh and Zeitooneh’s role has been to find and initiate avenues for those affected by the conflict to develop their skills, and lead a life of dignity. From its modest beginnings, Basmeh and Zeitooneh has rapidly transformed from a small group of volunteers into a Lebanese-registered non-governmental organization. In order to achieve a strong framework of capacity building, Basmeh and Zeitooneh has focused on developing programs in partnership with a variety of Lebanese and international NGOs.