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Team > Executives

Teach for Lebanon is where the Executive and Board Members, along with the Fellows, the donors and university affiliates come together to bring this organization to life. Meet the team.

Salyne El Samarany


Salyne El Samarany is the Chief Executive Officer at Teach for Lebanon. Ms. El Samarany is the Lebanese Ambassador of youth at the Arab Thought Foundation and is known for her commitment in youth and education community service. She participated in the Middle East Partnership Initiative program for student Leaders at Georgetown University Washington DC and served a two years fellowship with Teach For Lebanon starting 2009. She participated in several local and international workshops and conferences on Global Leadership, Middle East Economy, Job creation, Project management, Entrepreneurship, Peace and Conflict resolution, Education and Negotiation. Ms. El Samarany is also a member of the Middle East Partnership Initiative Lebanese Alumni Association (MEPI LAA).Ms. El Samarany holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Balamand and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon. She was awarded the Arab Thought Foundation's "Arab Creativity Award For Educational Reform"

Mouhammad Houssari


Mouhammad Houssari is a specialist in quality management and management of healthcare and educational institutions. He was the Director of the Specialized Medical Rehabilitation Hospital for 4 years, where he worked on developing its services and operations and getting the official accreditation. He was also one of the founders of the Occupational Therapy Department at the Lebanese University and lecturing professors at the Public Health Faculty for 17 years. He also worked as an expert and consultant in a large number of health, educational and social institutions in Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Malaysia and Tanzania.

As TFL Chief Operating Officer, Mouhammad oversees the implementation of plans and operational processes according to TFL approved policies and protocols. With different stakeholders, he strives to develop the organization's capabilities to maximize its impact, reach more students and schools, and lay the foundations for a better future.

Farah Abou Maita

Head of Training & Support

Farah Abou Maita has 13 years of experience in teaching English as a foreign language. She has taught elementary and intermediate classes along with private lessons for university students. She has taught English as a second language at Bourj Al Barajneh Palestinian camp. Farah has worked as a Translator for documentary films at New TV and at Alice Art Production & Translation. Her passion for education lead her to join Teach For Lebanon and share her experience with the Fellows. Farah has joined Teach For Lebanon in 2012 as a mentor and trainer for Fellows. In addition, she managed the Communications and Marketing Departments. Farah has participated in global conferences with Teach For All and gained experience in the fields of education, Marketing and Communications through participating in several workshops. Farah has graduated with a Bachelor Degree in English Literature from the Lebanese University and attended Educational courses at Haigazian University.

Mohsen El Husseini

Recruitment Manager

Mohsen El Husseini is an academically qualified Microbiology and Immunology graduate from the American University of Beirut and a Biological Sciences graduate from the Lebanese University. Mohsen delivers with great enthusiasm. He has wide exposure to diversified nationalities through his work and training with Red Cross all over Lebanon. As a person from this region, bought up in the Gulf mainly UAE, this gives a competitive edge in terms of having the comprehensive understanding of local and international cultures combined with the capability to develop and deliver results in the field of training and teaching different levels. As a Teach For Lebanon previous fellow, Mohsen taught in Rachaya and Sour, his experience was rewarding on both personal and professional levels.

Manar Hammoud

Education Mentor

Mike Malek

Development Officer

Mike Malek has a successful focus and high achievements in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics provides for a solid foundation to excel in the field of advanced Sciences. He holds two Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering. He has worked closely with the European committee, municipalities, cooperatives, energy experts, ministries, the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) and the CEDRO-UNDP. He has written several scientific publications related to his work experience in bioenergy, industrial processes, biomass properties, life cycle assessment and capacity building of local communities specifically with school students to raise awareness about climate change and renewable energy. 

His passion for education led him to Teach For Lebanon and he has joined the team in early 2019 to help share his experience and handle building strong relationships with national and international donors such as individuals, corporate, foundations, Banks, other Non-Governmental Organization. 

Ghewa Zeitouni

Financial Officer

Ghewa Zeitouni joined Teach For Lebanon as a Financial Officer in January 2020. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Financial Engineering from Sagesse University, and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Petroleum Management. She works with the senior management to develop the annual budget and monthly financial reports, and contributes to the maintenance of an accurate, up-to-date general ledger. She joined TFL to acquire more experience and knowledge in the field of education and to work with people who are motivated to give back.

Where We Work

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Number of fellows: 5

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