Our mission is to support the self-empowerment of young people through tech education.
Education is a fundamental right. In the 21st century, we believe tech education should be, too. For centuries, literacy has empowered individuals to improve their lives and get better jobs. Digital literacy is now the passport to participating and thriving in the modern world.
Our impact so far.
students aged 7-21 gained coding, robotics & digital skills
of students were young women and girls
increase in self-assessment of resilience after one-year in our program
In 2018, CodeBrave’s co-founders, Clem and Steven, were volunteering at a shelter for former street youth in Lebanon. Most of these youth had little education and, on leaving the shelter, would often turn to crime or sex work to survive. When one of the children asked Clem and Steven to learn coding to help him get a job, it sparked an idea.
With backgrounds in data and educational psychology, Clem and Steven realised two things:
1. Teaching these children digital skills could help them to take control of their future
2. The children at the shelter, many of whom have experienced trauma, would need a more tailored approach than existing available options
And so they set up CodeBrave - a non-profit that teaches coding and digital skills to marginalised youth in Lebanon to “let them write the script of their tomorrow”.
…allowing them to take advantage of the growing Middle East tech market and opening up an international online job market.
We believe in the potential of every child.
We train former street youth and refugees for jobs of the future based on skills that are in-demand...
…allowing them to take advantage of the growing Middle East tech sector and opening up an 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.
You can contribute to CodeBrave's work by donating to CodeBrave Foundation, a registered charity in England and Wales, no. 1188692.
US supporters are now able to make tax-deductible gifts to CodeBrave through Chapel & York Foundation. To donate go to www.chapel-yorkfoundation.org/donate/ and select CodeBrave Foundation as the ‘fund holder’. And remember, if you commit to monthly donations you will automatically join the CodeBrave Club!
CodeBrave Lebanon Team
CodeBrave Foundation Team
CodeBrave Foundation Board of Trustees
CodeBrave Lebanon Board of Trustees
CodeBrave's UN Sustainable Development Goals