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RCODE student ​​​Sara​ Zayat wins 1st place in MIT Lebanon Challenge Hackathon | June 2020

Congratulations to Mastercard Foundation Alumna and RCODE student ​Sara Zayat, co-founder of Khebez w Meleh, who came in first place in the MIT Lebanon Challenge Hackathon / Knowledge Economy Sector​. The MIT Lebanon Challenge is an online Hackathon that was organized by MIT, June 26-28, 2020. 600 selected applicants, 120 mentors, 24 judges, and 51 volunteer organizers from all around the globe came together to design innovative solutions to Lebanon’s most pressing challenges.

Khebez w Meleh is a social enterprise that aims to build meaningful connections between rural families and local and international cultural-seekers. It offers rural families the opportunity to generate income by hosting guests and creating authentic and affordable packages.​



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