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Oracle Academy Lebanon partners with the Mouna Bustros Foundation and International Education Association on the Coder-Maker Initiative

Jane Richardson
Senior Director, EMEA

In September 2020, the International Education Association (IEA) and the Mouna Bustros Foundation (FMB) signed a partnership with Oracle Academy to collaborate on supporting the Coder-Maker Initiative.

This initiative aims to enable Lebanese students to learn to code and program objects around them. The program provides students with foundational knowledge in programming, designing, making, assembling and programming in real life STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) applications and an understanding of open architecture hardware.

Both IEA and FMB collaborate with Oracle Academy to use our online resources and have a plan to support Lebanese schools. 

To adapt to the current changing educational landscape and need for online delivery of educational content, governments and education stakeholders are interested in hosted resources where they can educate their students anytime, anywhere. The partnership with Oracle Academy allows them to join as an Institutional member and provide access to Oracle Academy free curriculum and resources to their volunteer trainers and faculty.

The partnership will allow Oracle Academy to develop a sustainable and scalable education program with the Coder-Maker program in schools and universities in Lebanon, with the three-year partnership engaging with up to 2,300 schools. Phase 1 is a pilot of 100 schools and 20 universities.

The partnership between FMB, IEA, and Oracle Academy also will train up to 30 educators and volunteers participating in the Coder-Maker initiative, that in turn will enable those participants to train additional faculty identified by the Coder-Maker team. The educators will attend virtual/online training events planned in 2020-2021, and subsequent training events will take place by mutual agreement following the initial pilot.

The two NGOs are interested in the Oracle Academy teaching content:

  • Java Programming
  • Database Design and Programming
  • Workshops, projects and labs
  • Oracle Academy Education Bytes

Thanks go to:

  • Rabih Elias, Oracle Lebanon Country Leader
  • Dana Harakeh, Oracle Lebanon
  • Ola Ramadan, Oracle Academy Country Manager, MENA, for working on this valuable partnership

 

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