Zakia Moulaoui, Founder of Invisible Cities & International Business Development at Social Enterprise Academy International
Zakia is from France and has been living in Scotland for 10 years where she has worked with local and international charities, mostly organisations working with homeless people. For several years, she was Director of International Partner Development at the Homeless World Cup Foundation, a global network of street soccer projects. She was also part of the team at Social Bite before joining the international team at the Social Enterprise Academy.
In 2016, she founded Invisible Cities, a Scottish social enterprise that trains local people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own cities. They offer local and social tours, connecting tourists and locals with places that make the city what it is.
Zakia wants to create change around the stigma surrounding homelessness worldwide and bring people together, no matter their backgrounds, stories or problems. She is also passionate around social enterprises and working together to create change.
Invisible Cities operates in Edinburgh and will soon be in Manchester and Glasgow.