Impacting Lives by Teaching how to Code

Our program

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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

90%

of our participants get an internship

60%

of participants find a job (ongoing estimation)

Participant

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

Company

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

Switzerland

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


Program fall 2021: Apply Now!

For interested candidates: Applications for our program in fall 2021 are open now!

Would you like to gain a foothold in the IT industry? Apply now!


Career Day Lausanne

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.

June 23, 2021

Gotham, Avenue d’Ouchy 4, 1006 Lausanne


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.

Abdul Nawaz Bugti

From Pakistan, 28 years old, Solutions Engineer at Squirro.

Mannar Hielal

From Syria, 35 years old, apprentice and now Software Developer at Liip in Bern.

Bashir Karimi

"Powercoders and Unic gave me the opportunity to live off social welfare."

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