Meet Zainab, the Young Artist Painting a Better World in the Sand

Meet Zainab, the inspirational teen using a unique art form to spread awareness about current global issues. Zainab depicts elaborate stories in sand and uses her fingers as the paintbrush, while recording it all on video. Her stories resonate deeply and explain complex global issues in a beautiful way:

Zainab’s underlying drive is to promote sustainable development and to improve quality of life for people around the world. Zainab is in the process of creating her own charitable organization called the Human Support Organization (HSO). After taking classes on humanitarian action and business administration she began to develop her vision for HSO. HSO aims to help those experiencing extreme poverty by giving housing, providing job opportunities, offering specialized job training, providing access to health insurance, and building schools. 

We reached out to Zainab to learn more about her motivation and what drives her passion for sand art:

When did you discover your passion for creating art? How did you become inspired to use sand as a medium to make your unique creations?

I discovered my talent and passion in art when I was a child but I work to develop my talent continuously. First, I begin to draw and invent. I always love to make my painting talk about something that I want the world to pay attention to. I’m beginning to think in a different way about it so that I can express more and convey my message to the world more clearly. So I’m inspired to use sand as a way of creativity because it enables me to express more and convey my message to the world more clearly. I’m inspired in my sand art from global issues facing the world to draw people’s attention to the issue. Also, I’m inspired by sustainable development goals in my sand art because I want to use my sand art to contribute to achieve sustainable development goals. I use my sand art to teach the people what the sustainable development goals are to make the people contribute to the sustainable development goals and also to contribute to make the world a better place.


Your videos are so well produced! How has the power of video influenced your passion for sharing your art through storytelling?

Using the power of video effects influenced me because I can share my art and my passion. I use storytelling to draw the world's attention to global issues that are facing the world to influence the feeling of the people to take action. I use the power of the video because video is the best way to make an impact on the world. It is easy to communicate ideas more clearly through video and also it's easy to connect the video with all parts of the world faster through media and technology. I’m a person who wants to make an impact on the world so I use the power of video to make a positive change in the world. I want to communicate my art which carries a humanitarian message and positive impact to the world through media to promote and also to use an influence in the subconscious mind to make an influence in the feeling of the people of the world for the better.

What motivated you to focus on the theme of humanitarianism and the betterment of human life around the world?

“I’m very interested in humanitarianism and improving human life. And what motivated me to focus on humanitarianism and improving human life is the difficult situation facing my country. It’s a situation of continual war for more than 6 years as well as the condition of poverty. So, when I see this difficult situation, when I see people die from war, when I see people die from hunger. So this difficult situation motivated me to focus on humanitarianism and improve around the world. I am currently working to develop myself and learn more about humanitarian action and help improve human life around the world and help people. I have taken many courses around humanitarian action from UNESCO and also many courses about business administration. I am currently collecting information about my first project where I seek to improve human life around the world and help people. I’m inspired in the future to establish a charitable organization to help all the people improve human life around the world. I have reviewed the basic information about the charitable organization that I worked very hard to develop and bring it to reality. I have produced a video to explain more about the charitable organization. I will show you that video to express more about the organization.

How do you envision changing the world with your art?

I envision to change the world through my art. Through my art I seek to create a change in the people to make the people contribute to make the world a better place and I am interested in sustainable development goals and I want to use my art to contribute to achieve the sustainable development goal. So, I use my art to teach people about the skills because the first step to achieve the sustainable development goal is to teach the people about what the sustainable development goals are and also to teach the people about the responsibility of everyone to achieve these goals because we share the planet and we should protect the planet for the next generation and also I seek through my art to motivate the young people to contribute to achieve the sustainable development goals because young people are the best solution to achieve the sustainable development goals because young people have a creative idea and great originality to change the world and make the world a better place and also I seek through my art to teach people about the importance of working together and collaboration because it is also the best solution to achieve these goals and also make the world a better place.

What do you want people to learn from viewing your videos and art?

I want people to learn from watching my videos that the person plays his role in making the world a better place. I want to make the people learn from watching my videos to contribute to achieve the sustainable development goals. I want people to feel the responsibility, I want to make everyone feel the responsibility to achieve the sustainable development goals because we are living in a common world and everyone should feel a common responsibility to achieve the sustainable development goals and also I want people to learn from watching my videos to protect the planet for the next generations and also I want to motivate the people to work together and collaborate because collaboration is the best solution to achieve the sustainable development goals and also I want people to pay attention to the global issue facing the world and work to solve this issue and also I want everyone to work to make the world a better place.

Finish this sentence: 10 years from now I will bring more____ into the world

Ten years from now I will improve the lives of many people around the world and I will bring marvels of impact to the world. I see myself in ten years from now as a leading and influential person in the world and I seek to develop the world and change the world for the better. I have many ideas and future plans that I will work very hard to create in the future and I wish to study abroad so I can receive a good university education so that I can create my ideas and future plans through which I seek to develop the world and make the world better. I am inspired in the future to develop more of my art and convey my message to all parts of the world and I hope that the technology and media help me spread the positive influence in the world. I hope to see many people who have had a positive influence and worked to develop the world and make the world a better place.