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


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Our mission

We believe that coding skills are a stepping stone to a new beginning and that talented people will benefit the technology sector as much as it can benefit them.

97%

of our participants get an internship

60%

of participants find a job (ongoing estimation)

Participant

Are you a refugee 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 3 cities

Zurich

Next batch is starting on the 23 March 2020. Applications are open now.

Lausanne

Next batch is starting on the 6th April 2020. Applications are open now.

Turin

The program in Turin will start in January 2020. Applications are open now!

News & Events


Career Day Zurich

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


5 May 2020, Zürich


Career Day Lausanne

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

13 May 2020, CVCI (Vaud Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Lausanne


For women: Intro to Coding Workshop

*FOR WOMEN ONLY*

Are you a female immigrant or refugee who is curious to know more about coding? This presentation is for you!

Join us at Futurekids in Lausanne, the event is FREE - sign up now!

27 January 2020, 1.30 – 4 PM, Futurekids, Lausanne

A vacant IT job can be filled with a displaced person


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Meet our alumni

Jamila Amini

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

Mannar Hielal

From Syria, 35 years old, apprentice at Liip in Bern.

Abdul Nawaz Bugti

From Pakistan, 27 years old, Junior Developer at Squirro in Zurich.

Bashir Karimi

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

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