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

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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.


of our participants get an internship


of participants find a job (ongoing estimation)


Are you a refugee 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 3 cities


The 2019 program has started in September 2019. Applications are open now for our classes in 2020.


The 2019 program has started in September 2019. Applications are open now for our classes in 2020.


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.

24 March 2020, Zürich

Culture & Skill Sharing

Every Thursday at 4:00pm, we open our class to the community to join us, meet our participants, and enjoy a cultural and progress presentation, and the snacks and drinks afterwards.

Every Thursday, 4 PM, MBSZ – Marketing & Business School Zürich

Graduation Party Zurich

Join the big day with our participants, celebrate the end of the school phase in Zurich, and enjoy the food from the countries our participants are from.

6 December 2019, 5 PM, TGIM Zurich

A vacant IT job can be filled with a displaced person

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Meet our alumni

Ali Alshweiki

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

Izzatollah Amani

"Every day when I left my house, I was never sure if I will get back in the evening."

Mannar Hielal

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

Gajendran Packiyanathan

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

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