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Powering Lebanon’s next generation with tech skills

Powering Lebanon’s next generation with tech skills

“CodeBrave is really making a difference”

(Joseph, 18)

We are a tech education charity. We combine STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with educational psychology-based teaching techniques. Our students are 12-18 year olds from disadvantaged areas in Lebanon. We are funded by our social enterprise and our donors.

Digital Entrepreneurs Project in Bekaa

Our impact so far.

>19,222
Hours Of Student Learning
The total amount of hours students have collectively spent learning in CodeBrave classes
594
Students Aged 7-21 Gained Coding, Robotics & Digital Skills
49%
Of Students Were Young Women And Girls

Our Story
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In 2018, CodeBrave’s co-founders, Clem and Steven, were volunteering at a shelter for homeless youth in Lebanon. Many of these young people ended up back on the streets when they left the shelter, becoming trapped in a cycle of poverty and exploitation.

When one of the boys asked to learn coding, it sparked an idea. Steven and Clem realised that tech education could give these young people the skills, confidence, and opportunities to access jobs of the future. They set up coding and robotics classes in the shelter – and the students loved it!

CodeBrave now works to create lasting social change through tech education across Lebanon, with more than 400 children joining the programme so far.

CodeBrave's 2021 Impact Report

We believe in the potential of every child.

We train former street youth and refugees for jobs of the future based on in-demand skills. This enables them to take advantage of the growing Middle East tech sector and opens up access to the international online job market.

Many of our students come from traumatic backgrounds of conflict, abuse or poverty. We are leading thinking on integrating STEM education with trauma psychology.

Our Projects

Dar El Awlad
SuperCoder at Dar El Awlad

We started with SuperCoder at Dar El Awlad, a course that teaches kids coping mechanisms to take care of their physical and mental health.

CodeBrave Scholars Pilot Programme
CodeBrave Scholars Pilot Programme

In the CodeBrave Scholars pilot programme, 7 youth with great promise received a solid foundation in coding and critical thinking skills.

Code Today Create Tomorrow - Marj & Tariq Jdideh
Code Today, Create Tomorrow in Marj and Tariq al Jdideh

In our Marj and Tariq al-Jadideh centres, 132 students aged 11-12 years are learning coding and robotics through our Foundational STEM curriculum.

Partners

CodeBrave's partners

In The News

Home Magazine
Royal High School Bath
St Catherine's College - Oxford
LebNet
Annahar publication
Integrity
Goodera
al-jazeera
job opportunities at CodeBrave Lebanon

Our Team

Meet the incredible team behind the hard work at CodeBrave. Our commitment and passion for our mission drive us forward to offer the best tech education for the children and young people we work with in Lebanon. Our team prioritises the welfare of our students and ensures a safe and positive learning environment to help them prepare for the future. We believe that tech education is essential in the 21st century, and we work hard to equally provide such skills for everyone, no matter where they’re from.

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