The Levantine Institute of Tripoli (LEVIT), part of Sham Development SARL, was created in January 2017 in response to a growing need for well-structured and intensive Arabic language courses in a less westernized environment than Beirut.

The LEVIT is a social-enterprise with a large vision for Northern Lebanon, we offer Levantine Dialect and Modern Standard Arabic programs all along the year using an original curriculum created by our team. The purpose of the institute is to also provide displaced/disadvantaged children with free tutorials with well educated foreign students, check ou community engagement page for more info.

The Institute, set in Tripoli's oldest neighborhood, Zehrieh, has the advantage of combining high quality educational programs with an immersive cultural experience. Only a few meters from the city center of Tall, you will be charmed by this district and its inhabitants.

About Sham Development :

Sham Development is a social venture which aims to encourage, build and develop social entrepreneurship projects in North Lebanon. The organisation is strictly independent, secular and a-political. We aim to work with humanity regardless of the social background, religion, gender or origins.

Alexandre Khouri -Founder- is a Humanitarian aid worker who has been living between Europe and Lebanon. He holds a Master's degree in International Relations from St Joseph University of Beirut and an Msc in Migration, Mobility and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies. He has worked with the major UN agencies working on migration but also with the International Committee of the Red Cross.