COR profiled in The National’s feature on tech skills and employment in MENA

Fahrinisa Campana writes for The National on how coding bootcamps and programming courses are giving young Iraqis and refugees a way to work remotely.

Code on the Road (COR), a Greek registered non-profit, delivers business entrepreneurship lessons to participants’ mobiles, cutting out the need for classroom space and laptops and circumventing conflict.

With the current round of funding from the US State Department, COR is focusing on delivering business entrepreneurship and software training to women and girls in Greece and Jordan. This month, it also launched its Entrepreneur 2 Entrepreneur program, which teaches women from all over the MENA region how to successfully launch a business online.

COR also focuses on research aimed at building protective measures against rightwing extremism. “One of the ways to counter polarisation is through labour market integration and building a healthy society — the chance for everyone to have access to equal opportunities and social justice is what helps build resilience,” says Aya Burweila, its Libyan founder.

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