Online education in Lebanon: Cementing existing inequalities


Laura Jardine Paterson is the head of communications at Codi in Lebanon The challenges faced by Lebanon in the past year have been immense. Against a backdrop of an economic crisis and political unrest, 2020 has seen repeated national lockdowns in response to the coronavirus pandemic as well as the Beirut Port explosion, one of the largest and most devastating in recent history. In these turbulent times, it has been increasingly necessary for many institutions, among them educational NGOs, to adapt to a rapidly changing landscape and to react to growing inequality. Codi is one of the many organisations that has had to adapt this year to stay ahead of the curve. Founded in 2017 in response to the demands of a growing ICT and software sector in Lebanon, Codi is half more...