Impacting Lives by Teaching how to Code

Our program

Over 70.5 million refugees in the world. Millions of vacant IT jobs due to digitalization. Two problems, one solution:
A Coding Academy for Refugees & Migrants
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Our purpose

We believe in promoting equal opportunities for diverse talents in the IT industry. We are a non-profit association and our program is fully funded and free of charge for the selected participants.

Our impact


of our participants get an internship


of participants find a job (ongoing estimation)


Are you a refugee or migrant eager to find your way into the IT industry?


Are you an IT company looking for talented people no matter where they come from?

Job Coach

Do you want to support a refugee with becoming successfully integrated in the local IT labor market?

IT Trainer

Are you an IT professional who likes to share their knowledge with newcomers?

We offer the program in 2 countries


The current program in Switzerland started in spring 2021. Applications for our next program in fall 2021 are open now!

Italy (Milan)

The current program in Italy started in January 2021 in Milan.

News & Events

Career Day Powercoders Switzerland

The Career Day is the day when companies have the chance to discover our participants and select their top candidates to invite for an onsite or remote interview.

Zurich: 26 October 2021
Lausanne: 3 November 2021

A vacant IT job can be filled with a displaced person

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Success stories

Jamila Amini

From Afghanistan, 29 years old, now DevOps system engineer at Swisscom.

Ali Alshweiki

"Do you like the mountains? Do you like to climb?” – “I do now.”"

Gajendran Packiyanathan

From Sri Lanka, 38 years old, now Software Engineer at Migros Aare.


From Syria, 22 years old, now apprenticeship in Mediamatics at SBB.

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