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There was nothing simple about the events that resulted in 13-year-old Reine Francis realizing her dream of taking dance classes abroad.It took seven years of classical training by the Lebanese girl, a fleeting internship by an American student in Beirut whose mother, Kathy Costa, spotted via Facebook the talent of the young Lebanese ballerina, donated first-class plane tickets from British Airways and a whole lot of connecting the dots for Francis to wind up in northern New Jersey in July for a two-week intensive ballet course. In short, Francis' dream came true thanks to a 3-year-old NGO, the Nawaya Network, performing a chain of impressive networking backbends of its own. For around 30 local children, the NGO has acted as a dream facilitator.Reine was still a little bit star-struck when she spoke to The Daily Star a week after returning from the U.S.The whole idea for Nawaya started with a teenage girl not much older than Reine.
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