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Today’s refugees, tomorrow’s programmers: be part of the solution to the migrant crisis.

We provide underprivileged groups with an end-to-end education in software engineering and entrepreneurship, empowering them to find employment and independence.

This is Social Hackers Academy.

What problem are we trying to solve?

Our train of thought and actions to help solving the problem.

  • Don’t give them fish, show them how to fish: eating, drinking, the warmth of a house or clothes will not cease to exist as a need for refugees. They are in a foreign country with no means to integrate. Unless someone provides these people with the necessary skills to be able to stand on their feet: don’t give them meals and clothes, teach them something useful to get a decent job, get a decent salary and buy what they need (exactly the goods they need, not random goods on offer) all by themselves.
  • Mind the skills gap: There is a huge discrepancy between the skills that companies are looking for in employees and those that candidates have. Or in economic-speak there is more demand for high skill labor than there is supply of workers with those skills. Web developers and computer programmers fall in this category (and we happen to fall in the same category too).
  • Teach them how to code: No doubt there’s amazing talent in refugee circles (musicians, actors, writers, lawyers, …) so why shouldn’t there be talent for web developers? All we needed to do is locate them, teach them the software engineering skills and…
  • Ensure a job position: Programmers and web developers are among the top sought after jobs by companies worldwide. Recruiters love them, multinationals love them, and a medium-sized Greek company could literally beg for them. We could definitely get jobs for our students if we tried. And we did. And it worked: a dozen of tech companies in Athens are now waiting for our first graduates.

How we are doing so far

Meet our Heroes

Why we need your support

Our aim: 12 months of runway. More specifically:

35.520 Euros + 8% Crowdfunding Platform Charges = 38.361 Euros

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Is a Non-Profit based in Greece and our mission is to train refugees and other vulnerable groups in software engineering in order to place them in companies!!!

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Social Hackers Academy

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Is a Non-Profit based in Greece and our mission is to train refugees and other vulnerable groups in software engineering in order to place them in companies!!!

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