ZAIN AL RAFEEA (Zain) was born on October 10, 2004, in the
Eastern Mliha, Daraa, Syria,
the second son of Ali Al Rafeea and Nour Al Hoda Al Saleh.
Zain has not had a right to education since 2012, due to the military
confrontations of the Syrian
Civil War. That year, as the situation became unbearable for his parents and his
the eldest being eight at the time, the family moved to Lebanon.
Zain couldn't adapt to the educational system in Beirut so instead he has
home-tutoring. Although his father hasn't asked him to, he has worked in a
number of temporary
jobs since he was ten, including supermarket deliveries. His real passion is
raising pigeons, and
his dream is to open a pigeon shop, although he would like to continue acting.
In August of 2018, Zain and his family were relocated by the United Nations
(UNHCR) to Hammerfest, Norway.