Scholarship Programme

CodeBrave Scholarship Programme

CodeBrave Scholars is a scholarship programme for exceptional and motivated young students aged 14-18 who lack the right opportunities in Lebanon. The programme accepts up to 20 scholars per cohort and runs once per year. Our aim is to reach 88 scholars by 2024.

During the scholarship, students learn fundamental coding concepts in Python which they immediately put into practice by creating their own projects. Depending on their level and motivation, they can learn with their tutors for up to 96 sessions, moving on to learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript, which allow them to create websites. The scholars also complete an internship as part of their training, building websites for real clients. In addition to their tutors’ continuous support during the programme, scholars receive mentorship from EduPact and LIFE Lebanon. Upon completion of the full training, scholars become eligible to join the CodeBrave Step Out programme.

And just like our students at schools and shelters, scholars are taught by our amazing tutors, who are experts in Computer Science or Engineering, Microsoft-certified, and trained by CodeBrave on teaching methodology and educational psychology. McKinsey consultants we’ve trained in 2021 also mentor our scholars on life skills.

Scholarship learning outcomes include:

– Developing foundational coding skills;

– Learning how to build games;

– Building key competencies for web development;

– Developing key soft skills for future employment;

– Developing job skills and a portfolio;

– Improving English language skills for work.

CodeBrave Scholars Pilot Programme
Ahmad M.
Amer M.

Amer is a 17-year-old computer science student with a passion for programming and problem-solving. He began learning his first programming language, Python, in 2021. Four months later, he joined the CodeBrave Scholarship programme and received his first internship, creating a website for a US-based company. Through his internships and work experience, he’s gained extensive experience in full-stack development and programming. Ahmad is constantly looking for new ways to broaden his knowledge and improve his coding skills.

Ahmad N.

Ahmad is a passionate first-year Computer Science student. Ever since he taught himself Java back in 2019, he’s been hooked on programming. Ahmad has since broadened his skills to include Python and JavaScript, and he’s always on the lookout for new challenges to tackle. As a Web Development intern at CodeBrave, Ahmad gained invaluable professional experience that ignited his passion for a career in tech. With his drive to learn more and his dedication to his craft, Ahmad is on his way to making a mark in the industry.

Amal Z.
Amal Z.

Amal is a 19-year-old university student. She started her coding journey in 2021 when she was accepted to CodeBrave scholarship programme. Since then, she has built more than 10 websites and learned HTML, CSS, Javascript and Figma. She is working to empower her community through technology.

Jana A.
Jana A.

After ranking 3rd in national high school exams, Jana has earned a merit-based scholarship at the American University of Beirut to study Computer and Communications Engineering. She discovered her passion for programming through her CodeBrave sessions. That’s why she ultimately chose to major in CCE.

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Layan G.

Layan is a 17-year old high school student, specialising in General Sciences, and a scholar. At 16, she founded an online business selling handmade bracelets, rings, keychains bookmarks, and phone accessories. Since joining the scholarship programme, she has developed her coding skills and made lots of amusing and amazing projects.

Marwa M.
Marwa M.

Marwa is a biology student and a YES alumni. She loves everything about Asian pop and dramas. She’s been a CodeBrave scholar since 2022 and has enjoyed growing her knowledge about the developing world of technology. She also loves learning with other scholars and her teacher.

Abdallah S.
Anas S.

Anas is a 17-year-old computer science student. He really enjoys coding as it is his passion since he was a kid.

Amar M.
Abir M.

Abir is a 16-year-old high school student and scholar. She enjoys reading and exploring new things, especially about IT. Because of that, Abir started learning coding on her own online. Ever since joining CodeBrave, she’s learned new coding languages like Python in a fun and interesting way. For her, coding is a magic wand that empowers you to create software solutions valuable for communities. Abir is looking forward to becoming a star future Software Engineer.

Celine S
Clara S.

Clara is a 16-year-old high school student and scholar. She started her coding journey when she was accepted in the programme. Clara was keen to learn how to code because she believes coding is a very essential skill for the the future. In her free time, she loves drawing portraits.

Ghia BM.
Fadia BM.

Fadia is a 16-year-old high school student and scholar. For her, CodeBrave is the hope she never had to start learning to code!

Hamza N.
Hamza N.

Hamza is a first-year Computer Science university student with a passion for programming and a commitment to understand the fundamentals of the field. He is an active member of AIESEC and enjoys exploring the outdoors and watching movies in his free time.

Hassan H
Habib H.

Habib is a 15-year-old high school student and scholar. He’s really passionate about learning new skills every day and solving problems with code.

Imad B.

Imad is an 18-year-old university student and scholar. CodeBrave was his chance to enter the coding world. He’s currently learning to code and gaining the experience he needs whether for university or his future career.

Jana D.

Jana is a 17-year-old high school student and scholar. She is planning to major in ICT at university so she was very happy to learn programming with CodeBrave. In her free time, Jana enjoys drawing.

Malena AH.

Malena is a 15-year-old high school student and scholar. She is ambitious, passionate, and has a great thirst to learn. Malena started her coding journey at 12, and since then, it has been her absolute passion. After many years of self-teaching programming from the internet, she joined CodeBrave where she’s finally been able to unlock her true potential in coding and expand her knowledge!

Omar Z.

Omar is a 15-year-old high school student and scholar. The Scholarship has been a blast so far and he’s enjoying learning to code in a fun environment around great people to guide him through the tech industry.

Rawia S.

Rawia is a 15-year-old high school student and scholar. The scholarship programme helped her discover interesting digital skills and learn how to apply her new knowledge to her daily life.

Roaa S.

Roaa is a 17-year-old Tourism Management university student and scholar. She is a member of the Youth Smile Association. Roaa enjoys coding sessions since they make everything easier and she always wants to lean more.

Tala J.

Tala is an 18-year-old high school student and scholar. Ever since she started learning how to program with CodeBrave, things weren’t the same anymore for her. Learning to code makes her feel like the new Alice in a digital Wonderland – overthinking and trying to analyse every single thing she sees! Tala wants to learn to create the games her inner child dreamt of.

Our impact in numbers

Hours Taught So Far
Achieved Projects
completed by scholars from the pilot and cohort 1 building website and games for international companies

Featured student projects

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