refugees in Lebanon

Newsletter n°8 January / February 2019

The latest updates, news and highlights on life
in the Levantine Institute of Tripoli

Dear subscribers, 


To this day, we have successfully completed two  - January and February terms. In total numbers, since its establishment in 2017, the LEVIT has welcomed itslargest ever number of students exceeding number 40! 
 

Great results right from the beginning of the year that motivate us to constantly come up with new innovative ideas within Arabic learning process! 



Let´s take a look together at the latest updates! 

ARABIC CLASSES CONTINUE

Arabic learning is in full swing and LEVIT students are making great efforts to achieve desired results. Good continuation! 

UNCONVENTIONAL LEARNING

Beside the regular Arabic classes in the LEVIT, students had again a chance to practise and improve their language skills within their monthly field activity. Cooking classes, common brakfast, volunteering in the local restaurant for underprivileged people...that all was part of their Arabic learning immersion experience in Tripoli. 

History & Caligraphy class
 In January 2019, the LEVIT launched two optional courses - History class with Prof. Ziad Al Koussa from Balamand University and Caligraphy class with Mr. Jihad Mikati from Lebanese Universiity. Both guest lecturers in the LEVIT help our students better understand historical and socio-cultural aspects of Lebanon and broader region. Warm welcome to both of them! 

LIKAAT

Within January and February edition of LIKAAT, our monthly talk, the LEVIT hosted two precious guests. Firstly, our guest Mrs Mia Bou Khaled from Lebanon Support presented their recent Conflict Analysis Project: Understanding Conflictuality in Lebanon devoted to current conflict dynamics in Lebanon. The last edition of the monthly talk entitled Niemeyer´s Legend in Tripoli with Mr. Nassim Naghi, architect restorer and university professor, brought a closer look at the history and development of the Rashid Karami International Fair as well as the importance of the preservation of this unique architectural structure for the Lebanese society. Thank you to both of our guests for their presentations! 

Students in action


The LEVIT students once again showed the willigness to devote time to kids from MAAN and help them develop their skills in different areas - French, English, drama, sport, yoga and art. Volunteering brought a mutual enriching interaction!! 

After all the efforts everyone deserves to relax!!! 


At the end of January, the LEVIT organized a trip to North Lebanon´s mountains. Students visited Bcharre, Gibran Museum, Cedars and some of them even tried their first dabke! 

NEW PROMOTION CAMPAIGNS

During two first months of the year 2019, the LEVIT already launched two promotion campaigns: 

The ANNUAL PROGRAM 2019 - 2020 starting on September 9th. 


For more information about the program click here. 

The LEVIT Summer Scholarship 2019, a fully-funded two months Arabic language program. 

For more information about the scholarship click here

MAAN CENTER

The kids from Maan center keep studying and improving their skills. Daily schedule is busy starting with activities such as French, English, yoga, drama and art class and followed by regular courses. 

Within the monthly field trip, the kids enjoyed beautiful sunny Sunday in the snow! 

This is it for today, we thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you soon at the LEVIT. For any enquiries about our programs and social projects drop us an email at info@levantineinstitute.com or visit our website. 

Best regards,

LEVIT's team

Newsletter No.06 September 2018

Dear all,

We would like to share with you some of the most beautiful moments of the last terms at the Levantine Institute of Tripoli and our latest updates with the Maan Center.

75 Students from all over the world (as far as Japan) made it to the LEVIT and joined our programs during Summer term 1 and 2 to improve their skills in both MSA and Levantine Arabic!

The academic year is starting with more than 30 students registered in our programs today, last month in September we had 5 classes running and 23 certifications were issued at the end of the term!

This term was very important for us with the launching of the Annual Program which has just started, it is still possible to join us for the 2 last trimesters of 2019 for 2990$ only, get in touch with our team if interested! 

Hisham's testimony, click on the image right under to watch the video! 

A message from our dear student Hesham!

Involve me and I will never forget!
Learning the Arabic names of local food and cooking process is best when it is applied hands on!

Learning Arabic is not limited to the classroom!
We are doing our best to make the term at the LEVIT unforgettable, our students have the chance to visit several historical and cultural places around the country and learn some local words, sentences and traditions. While learning a language, immersion into the culture is a must to get a deeper understanding of the language. 

For the 3rd Edition of Likaat لقاءات on the 13th September 2018, we had a pleasure to host the Director Malek Rasamny who presented on “The Native and the Refugee” as well as screen some short films made during the course of the project.

On another hand. we had an Interactive Documentary presented on October 3rd. Filmed in 2015 in Cairo, “womanhood, an Egyptian Kaleidoscope” is an interactive documentary, an ABC on Gender. Presenting a kaleidoscope of 15 Egyptian women’s perspectives and personal narratives, the film works, along with the women involved, to shed light on chosen words.

NEWS FROM THE MAAN CENTER

As for every term, our students had the opportunity to volunteer at the Maan Center to help in teaching the unprivileged children with languages, drawing, maths, science, sports, and other topics!

38 Children from Syria are coming every day to Maan Center to get help with their homework and foreign languages!
3 Classes are opened for them, 3 full-timer staff and 11 volunteers from the LEVIT students are helping students improve their skills and knowledge!

We also started to offer a daily breakfast for all the Children at the center, thanks to the generous donation of Oeuvres d'Orient.

Last weekend we also took the children for a tour in Akkar for a day trip, they could swim, play and enjoy being a child. Our team, students and children had a great time together. 

When you register with the Levantine Institute, you also finance the Maan Center and make sure tens of children will not be dropping out of school. 

Partnership with Himaya
 

Himaya is a Lebanese Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to making child protection a right across Lebanon. Himaya also supports survivors of abuse and gives them the psychosocial support they need to overcome their experiences.

They will offer 2 sessions a week for both children and their parents on life skills, and social support.

This is it for today, we thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you soon at the LEVIT. For any enquiries about our programs and social projects drop us an email at info@levantineinstitute.com

Best regards,

LEVIT's team

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