Salyne El Samarany is a mother of three and the Chief Executive Officer of Teach For Lebanon. She staunchly believes that providing excellence and equity in educational opportunities for Lebanon’s children is fundamental to the nation’s well being and necessary for its positive development, and that Teach For Lebanon’s fellowship program, by which it channels qualified young leaders into the education sector, is a meaningful step in the right direction. Salyne is a MEPI
Student Leader and a Teach For Lebanon alumna (2009, cohort 1). She was selected as the Lebanese Youth Ambassador by the Arab Thought Foundation
(ATF). She received the 2014 UN Special Envoy for Global Education’s Youth Courage Award
, as well as the ATF’s 2016 Arab Creativity Award
. In 2018, she was selected as one of Facebook’s first global “Community Leaders” (as part of the Facebook Community Leader Program
). Salyne holds a masters in business management and has studied the art of “consultancy with soul” through INTRAC
’s Consultants for Change
program. She has more than ten years of experience designing, implementing, and managing holistic projects serving underprivileged communities across Lebanon. She enjoys being part of a team with a clear sense of purpose.