Impacting Lives by Teaching Digital Skills

Our program

Over 84 million refugees in the world. Millions of vacant IT jobs due to digitalization. Two problems, one solution:
Empowering refugees & migrants for an IT career
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Ukraine & other crisis regions

Due to the crisis in Ukraine we expect to receive more applications that qualify for our program. That’s why we are increasing our capacity to accommodate a larger class. Powercoders was created in response to the refugee crisis of 2015. Our mission has remained strong and unchanged: We promote equal job opportunities for displaced talents in the IT industry.

Do you want to help? See information below under Company, Job Coach and IT Trainer.

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 our program in 3 countries


Applications for our program in spring 2022 are now closed. The next application period will be open at the end of June 2022.


New information will be announced soon!


Applications for the 1st program in Spain 2022 are now closed.

News & Events

5 years Powercoders!

Powercoders turned 5 – what a milestone!
We celebrate our anniversary all year round in 2022. Please find our current events here:

Powercoders is hiring!

Are you interested in impacting lives of refugees and migrants in Switzerland and to work within a purpose-driven organization?

Check out our open job positions!

A vacant IT job can be filled with a displaced person

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Success stories

Abdelrahman Alallaqi

From Libya, 29 years old, Junior Software Developer at Adobe.

Gajendran Packiyanathan

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


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

Sodaba Bashiri

From Afghanistan, 26 years old, now apprentice at SBB.

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