Manara means “lighthouse” in Arabic. We’re a social enterprise on a mission to untap the full human potential of the Middle East & North Africa and diversify the global tech sector. This region has a large population of undiscovered highly-qualified STEM talent. We believe it will be the next Eastern Europe, which used to export refugees and is now a destination for world-class tech talent. 

MENA talent is diverse in many ways including ethnicity, religion, life experience, languages, and gender – more women study computer science than men.

We are NOT a zero-to-hero bootcamp. We identify the top engineers and bridge the gap they face to world-class jobs: confidence, interview preparation, and referral networks. Our candidates have gotten offers & rave reviews from Google, Amazon,, Flexport, etc.