Since 2018, Hiba and Naba’a have trained 90 girls in leadership, public speaking and advocacy techniques and helped them launch their own advocacy campaigns in support of girls’ education. In 2019, after advocacy meetings with local leaders, Naba’a convinced local governments in nine cities to help host the organisation’s workshops and raise awareness among adolescent girls, their families, communities and local decision-makers about the negative consequences of child marriages.
During the 2018 U.N. General Assembly, Hiba joined Malala Fund at the 12 Years to Break Barriers and Leave No Girl Behind: Countdown to 2030 event to share her experiences as a local activist and call on heads of state to increase funding for refugee education. Following the event, the U.K. announced $10 million for better data on girls’ education, Denmark announced $70 million for Education Cannot Wait and the Netherlands announced $100 million for the Global Partnership for Education.
Hiba and her fellow Lebanese Education Champions are also working to develop lessons for the digital learning platform Tabshoura in a Box aimed at helping refugee students in middle school pass the Brevet exam, a national exam students need to take to continue with secondary education.