Founder and CEO at Invisible Cities
Originally from France, Zakia moved to Scotland when she was 21. She was Director of International Partner Development at the Homeless World Cup Foundation, and has also worked with Social Bite and Social Enterprise Academy, following which in 2015 she volunteered in a refugee camp on Lesvos Island, Greece.
On her return, she set up her own social enterprise Invisible Cities which now runs in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester, and York. Zakia wants to create change around the stigma surrounding homelessness.
Invisible Cities is a Scottish social enterprise that trains local people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides, offering off-the-beaten-track, personal tours, raising awareness about social justice.