Bringing coding to schools

The project will provide support to two schools, in Lebanon, to level up their tech education offering through training and coaching for school teachers on delivering coding, robotics, and AI classes for 240 disadvantaged children aged 11-14. Specific project activities are developing an updated tech education curriculum, with integrated social emotional learning and soft skills and training and coaching two public school teachers to deliver the tech education curriculum. CodeBrave teachers train 240 children (50% girls) on coding, robotics and AI, whilst two trainee school teachers observe. Once the public school teachers have completed their training they will take over from CodeBrave teachers and begin independently delivering tech education classes to the 240 children. Tech education awareness sessions are held for school management and parents towards the end of the 12-month project. Once completed, schools will have the capacity to independently deliver coding, robotics & AI classes for their existing and future students.

Founded in 2018, CodeBrave is a Lebanese NGO. It aims to equip youth in Lebanon aged 11-21 with the cognitive and tech skills to be competitive in today’s job market so they can build a better future for themselves and their community.





September 2024 – August 2025



With whom

Code Brave




6.8 million (2018)

Per Capita Income
USD 7,920/year (2018)

Poverty rate *
27% (2010)

Literacy rate
94% (2016)

Human Development Index
82nd out of 189 countries (2018)

Lebanon has the highest per capita refugee presence, with 1.5 million Syrians, more than a quarter of the Lebanese population. The Syrian crisis is negatively impacting the economic and social fabric in Lebanon, straining its public finances, service delivery and environment. Although it is considered as an upper-middle-income country, poverty and income inequality remain high, with wide disparities among regions. A sharp increase in inflation in 2018, averaging 6.1 for the year, has compounded the regressive effect on lower-income families and older people in society. The agricultural sector is weak due to low productivity and profitability, with over 80% of the country’s food needs imported. 34% of Syrian refugees are severely to moderately food insure, many taking children out of school and sending them to work. 24% of Syrian girls aged 15 to 17 are married off- a fourfold increase over pre-Syrian war rates.

Sources: World Food Program, UNICEF, World Bank, 2016 Human Development Report, Human Development Indices and Indicators (2018 Statistical Update)

*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.