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?


Are you a teenager who wants to learn how to design video games and develop simple websites?

We offer the program in 2 countries


The current program in Switzerland starts in September 2021. Applications for our next program in spring 2022 will be open from Dec 2021 – Jan 2022!


New information will be announced soon!

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


Computer scientist from Sri Lanka, 31 years old, now SAP developer at UBS.

Gajendran Packiyanathan

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

Osman Mohammed

From Eritrea, 24 years old, now apprenticeship as computer scientist at Camptocamp.

Mohammad Al Mestarihi

From Syria, 30 years old, now UI/UX Designer at Deep Impact.

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