Zaher was co-founded in 2016 by Sofie Bervild Nielsen and Iben von Holck in Lebanon.

The core of the project is collaboration with a number of actors in Lebanon.

Zaher is fortunate to have many committed and skilled volunteers from both Denmark, Lebanon and other countries, always pushing the project forward, bringing new ideas and ensuring the ongoing development of our organization.

If you would like to be part of our work, we would love to hear from you.


Sofie Bervild Nielsen, president (MA in Visual Anthropology)
Iben von Holck (MA in Anthropology)
Camilla Michaëlis (MA in Public Health)
Oliver Stanek, accountance (MA in Finance and International Business)
Lisbeth Rasch (MA in Anthropology)


To make the gardens alive, we need your support. Gardening doesn’t cost a lot – which is why your donation, big or small, can be a turning point for the establishment of more learning gardens. Any kind donation makes a huge difference for our ability to let more gardens come alive in Lebanon. We are a small organization, running 100% non-profit and by volunteering efforts only. Donations will go directly to the projects.