Fund free tech education for Lebanon’s next generation
Thanks to your help, the 2020-2021 school year was our most impactful year to date! CodeBrave launched 7 projects for children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Lebanon, and reached over 580 students across our programmes. Check our projects >
The situation in Lebanon is DIRE. The outdated education system is on the brink of collapse. Can you fund free tech education for Lebanon’s next generation?
What’s really happening?
The economic crisis and covid-19 have brought Lebanon’s already outdated education system to the brink of collapse. 65% of children haven’t received proper education in over a year. With unemployment skyrocketing, Lebanon’s next generation desperately needs up-to-date tech skills to access the learning and work opportunities of the digital world.
What CodeBrave is doing?
The impact of teaching kids to code is extraordinary! They gain diverse skills that affect their character, drive, and potentially, their future. It’s really humbling and magical to be part of it.
Jawad, CodeBrave Teacher
Today, CodeBrave’s tech education programme has become essential. We deliver coding and robotics classes for students aged 12-18 so they can develop their cognitive skills and learn crucial concepts in an engaging way. We integrate STEM education with child psychology to help students to achieve their full potential and build a better future.
CodeBrave started 2020 with 20 students in the programme. With your support, the last 12 months have been our most impactful to date. We’ve now enrolled 400 students and we plan to enrol an additional 100 in 2022.
Code Today, Create Tomorrow
455 students gained coding, robotics and digital skills through 700 hours of training with our teachers at 3 schools and 1 shelter.
5 exceptional students aged 14-17 joined our pilot scholarship programme and received 24 hours of intensive coding tutoring over 8 weeks. 4 of them will receive a total of 6 months of 3 classes per week as part of the full CodeBrave Scholarship Programme.
Rewire the Streets
20 youth with a shared passion for sports joined forces for a three-week digital skills and sports entrepreneurship bootcamp to build websites for their sports projects.
40 students aged 15 in the Bekaa Valley learned to build WordPress websites for their own business ideas.
Mentorship with McKinsey
20 McKinsey consultants, trained by CodeBrave in Child and Trauma Psychology, provided mentorship on job skills to 20 CodeBrave students.
We make our programmes accessible for young girls and women. That’s why, 49% of our students are female.
Why should you give?
Computing jobs are the #1 source of new wages
Tech education empowers young people to lift themselves out of poverty, develop businesses and access remote international jobs.
At scale, tech education has the power to strengthen the Lebanese economy by increasing the efficiency and productivity of local companies, and by bringing international money into the country through remote digital work.
Ultimately, we aim to reduce youth unemployment in Lebanon.
But there are more students who need our help.
Meet one of CodeBrave’s Scholars
“The scholarship taught me new skills, not just Python, but also important problem-solving skills. I think it will be helpful for my future.”
Youssef is a 17-year-old from a remote area in the south of Lebanon. He loves to work with computers and has been teaching himself coding for the last year and a half. His father ran a shop selling nuts but passed away recently, and Youssef had to take responsibility for the shop. Youssef joined our CodeBrave Scholarship programme and received 2-on-1 tutorials in Python. He is striving for a career as a Software Engineer. Youssef is now doing a paid apprenticeship with an American company to build a website, which was arranged by CodeBrave. This is the potential!
How can you help?
We enable Lebanon’s next generation by providing them with the tech skills they need to thrive in the digital economy.
If we reach our target, CodeBrave will be fully funded for the year.
Your support will allow us to provide tech education for 500 extremely talented students who lack opportunities, empowering them to achieve their full potential and build a better future.
Fund free tech education for Lebanon’s next generation by donating to CodeBrave’s campaign today.
Thanks for all the effort you make and the benefit that the kids receive.
Frederick Mulder Ltd
Hello Clem., As discussed a donation of £5,000 from my company Frederick Mulder Ltd. Anne-Francoise
Steven and Renee Wilbur
Thank you for doing this Clem and best of luck! Sad I couldn't make the Christmas party this year. See you soon!
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