MENA Coding School


About MENA Coding School


Throughout our long years of experience in the nearshoring and freelancing field and our direct interaction with both global tech companies and Palestinian talents, we realized the chronic shortage of technical learning opportunities in Palestine and the growing demand for tech talents worldwide. Thus we launched a coding program in cooperation between MENA Alliances and CodeYourFuture. It’s an intensive & inclusive programming course for graduates, women, and unemployed youth in Palestine who want to become professional software developers in the tech industry.  It aims at reducing the unemployment rate in Palestine by equipping many students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become professional developers, creating global learning communities, connecting them with international and local tech companies to increase their chances of finding job opportunities in the tech industry.


Our Approach


The program includes a vocational blended (online & face to face) training that requires 30 hours a week of self-learning, group studies, practical training, and remote working. The students are going to learn two courses; a self-paced Intro to Coding course and an 8-month Full-Stack Development course. The program is flexible and inclusive, and it does not require the previous technical experience. It also offers support to cover any expenses needed to lower barriers for students to join the program. The program also involves events and workshops with local and international industry experts and business owners to promote Palestinian tech talents to the international market. 


The code training program stands on three pillars: 

Led by women


Provide a space for talented professional women to lead and thrive in tech. Based on our strong belief that women only need equal opportunities to shine and reveal their capabilities especially in the tech industry, we placed our training program in the hands of female leaders who showed potential for success and they never let us down!


Making Connections


In Palestine, youths and women are isolated and disconnected from the whole world due to political and social restrictions, which deprives them of having good opportunities to gain more experience and widen their horizons. Therefore, we launched “Ya3ni Talk”,  to provide a safe space for women and young generations to connect with the world while learning how to improve themselves both personally and professionally!
The program offers mentoring, soft-skills coaching, and a global and diverse learning community for our students. Throughout the previous months, we have delivered many Ya3ni Talk sessions on various topics, such as time management, learning new languages, building a professional online brand, setting Goals, etc. Through these sessions, we connect our students with local, regional, and international like-minded experts (writers, entrepreneurs, and tech recruiters, etc.) to help them build their diverse network and improve their hard and soft skills.

Learn & Earn


The program goes the extra mile by offering the students a unique opportunity to learn to code and earn money at the same time. As they work on micro-job projects, they will learn how to work on a team, respect deadlines, communicate professionally, manage their time, and improve their remote skills. As a result, they will have the opportunity to promote their self-sufficiency and sense of responsibility.


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Technical and Personal Coaches  


Throughout this program, we aim not only at training our students on programming, but we are rather working on creating a diverse tech community in which students, mentors, technical and personal development coaches, and ambassadors all collaborate and support each other to reach their ultimate career goals. So far our program is led & supported by 11 ambassadors, 19 technical mentors, and 17 personal development coaches from the UK, USA, Tunisia, Jordan, UAE, and Palestine who are willing to support our mission in helping Palestinian women and youth pursue their dreams and land jobs in the tech industry. 

Awareness Workshops 


We conducted more than 10 awareness workshops (remote) to introduce the program to the women and young people in Gaza and the West bank and we collaborated with universities in the West Bank and Gaza. The workshops resulted in receiving more than 730 applicants. 




Over the past three months, more than 300 students from both Gaza and Hebron have joined the program; 241 from Gaza and 98 from Hebron. At the end of December 2020, 70 of them have finished the first phase (Intro To Coding), and they became eligible for the interview that separates them from the next phase. Finally, we ended up with 34 passionate students, who have the desire to master both technical and soft skills and complete this journey to become web developers.


Next Steps


We have started the program with the “Intro To Coding” phase that was available for anyone who has the desire to enter the tech field. It’s a self-paced stage where the students have a free online course supported by a community of tech professionals to help them get started. Students had to learn the basics of coding, build web projects and get an introduction to the five key employability skills needed for any professional job.

In the next phase (Fundamentals Course), 34 students will learn the fundamentals of coding and the key skills that will prepare them to enter the Full Stack course which will be the last and the most specialized and intensive vocational phase. They will build a core understanding of programming and computational thinking, learn advanced tools that are used by global tech companies, and practice interpersonal skills that all employers want; such as problem-solving, critical thinking adaptability, and teamwork which will get them an interview at tech companies. 

We’ll keep you up to date with our news, so keep tuned!! 


MENA Coding School | 2020-2021

2016 Recap and Going Forward in 2017

Happy New Year!  As 2017 begins to dawn, and we close out 2016, it seems like a great time to reflect on the happenings and accomplishments of MENA Alliances; the journey we have taken to get to where we are; and the plans we have for an exciting and  bright future.  


I would like to start by telling you how much I appreciate each staff member, contractor, client, partner and friend that supports MENA Alliances. I recognize we would not be where we are without the contributions made by each and every one of you.  Thank you.


It is with great pride that I can say we have made progress over the last twelve months. That said, there is always room for improvement, and we will be working hard to build on last year’s achievements. The team and our contractors pool at MENA Alliances is extremely passionate about our clients and how our services can help and support your project and business. By enabling others to succeed, we ourselves succeed.


2016 Highlights

  1. 62 jobs completed in the following fields this year:
  2. Projects with clients around the world, including: United States, Switzerland, India, the Gulf Region, Jordan and Palestine
  3. Over 70 contractors from the West Bank, Gaza  and Egypt engaged to implement these projects/jobs
  4. Over 45% of our contractors were women
  5. No cost contractor webinars produced specifically with the objectives of enabling MENA Alliances Group contractors to become more profitable, productive and successful with their work


Upcoming in 2017


  1. Series of solution-oriented webinars for our customers beginning in 1st quarter 20172017
  2. Experts from around the world will continue to deliver online webinars and training for our freelancers/contractors to bridge the skills gap between the West and Middle East markets and workforces. Webinar topics will include the latest trends in the global market for freelancer/contractors’ specific fields, and insights/tips on negotiation skills, pricing, ways of winning work and how to advance performance
  3. Success stories of our freelancers/contractors from different countries will be shared, providing an insights into the key factors that contributed to their success
  4. Widening our contractor pool to include Jordanian and Syrian refugee contractors
  5. Strategic alliances with Universities, NGOs, Businesses and Donors will continue to be built and enhanced


I, along with the entire MENA Alliances team, want to thank you for the huge support you have shown to us as a valued clients, contractors and friends. Through your trust and confidence in us, we are able to harness innovative technology and business solutions and bring them to your business while simultaneously empowering  the talent of women and youth in MENA.


If there is anything that we can do to improve our services to you, I will listen.  please do not hesitate to contact me.



Abeer Abu Ghaith

Founder & CEO

MENA Alliances

[email protected]

"Tech Entrepreneurs Willing to Change the World" Malaga, Spain

During September 2016, the CEO of MENA Alliances  participated as a speaker in a session entitled, “Tech Entrepreneurs Willing to Change the World” at EmodeaLIVE 2016 in Malaga, Spain.  EmoderaLIVE 2016 focused on civic technology as an engine for social change and the role of brave, entrepreneurial women, promoters of this change worldwide.


During the conference, Abeer Abu Ghaith talked about MENA Alliances and how it focused on promoting opportunities for women and youth in Palestine and the Middle East  by connecting them with the global market through offering online jobs and training. Abu Ghaith talked about facing challenges such as Israeli occupation, social and cultural challenges. She also explained how she used technology to overcome these challenges and help others through her company business model.


2She described how successful the project has been in Palestine and says “after improving the model in Palestine, I want to help more women and youth in the MENA region to be connected with job opportunities around the world.”

Abu Ghaith added, “Many women in the Arab World live in cultures with: conservative attitudes; restriction on women’s geographic mobility; and limitations in career and job choices. This leads many to take the option of marrying and staying home to raise children. In addition, within the culture of the Arab World, many types of jobs are considered inappropriate for females, such as work in construction, technical and engineering professions. Working online is an option that allows women to not be forced to choose between work and marriage. Working online gives them a chance to experience both.”
Click on the following link to watch MENA Alliances CEO speech

EmpoderaLIVE is an international symposium about social innovation that has received the participation of personalities like Jack Dorsay (co-founder of Twitter) and David Kobia (cofounder of Ushahidi).


MENA Alliances participated in ExpoTech Technology Conference 2016

On Nov 28th, the CEO of MENA Alliances Group, Abeer Abu Ghaith, participated in a session entitled, “ Innovation and Startups in Palestine” at ExpoTech Technology Conference 2016 held in Ramallah. During the session, the speakers talked about the Palestinian innovation experience; the key enablers for startups; and what makes for a successful entrepreneur.


4EXPOTECH is a major week-long event that is held annually in the West Bank and Gaza Strip under the patronage of His Excellency President Mahmoud Abbas to expose the ICT sector in Palestine.  The event serves as a vehicle for discussing state-of-the-art technological trends locally and globally through an IT Exhibition and a series of “IT Conference Days” which include a Business and Technology Forum.


In its 13th year, EXPOTECH 2016 was organized by Palestinian Information Technology Association (PITA) for five consecutive days to showcase the success stories of ICT Palestinian businesses. Entrepreneurs and other businesses were welcomed to a national week highlighting the global technological trends, business and investment opportunities and addressing the continuing importance of building IT awareness and potential growth for innovation and entrepreneurship.

MENA Alliances story presented in the information event of ENI CBC Med Programme, Ramallah, Palestine

On October 26th, the CEO of MENA Alliances was invited to share her success story with an audience of Palestinian actors at the launching of the new ENI CBC Med Programme 2014-2020 in Ramallah.


The event was organised by the Programme’s Branch Office for the Eastern Mediterranean in close collaboration with the Managing Authority and the Office of the Prime Minister of Palestine. The aim of the event were to inform local actors such universities, NGOs, private and government institutions  about the opportunities the new Programme offers, as well as to raise awareness among the potential applicants and partners on the main features of cross-border cooperation in the Mediterranean and challenges to tackle in the preparation and implementation of joint projects.