HackYourFuture Belgium

Coding for Refugees

Abstract

HackYourFuture Belgium is the coding school for refugees in Belgium. Refugees often experience challenges in finding a suitable job to apply and further develop their skills. Yet, the number of unfilled vacancies in the IT sector is increasing at a fast pace. HackYourFuture’s mission is to empower refugees by teaching them the necessary skills for a career in software development. It is a free 7 months course, divided into different modules of 3 weeks. The program also includes a final project and career training. Every Sunday volunteer-coaches and students meet at BeCentral in Brussels for in-person classes. Students are supported online with their homework during the week.

Target Group

Migrants

Country

HackYourFuture has chapters in Amsterdam, Copenhagen & Toronto, too. They share their curriculum and knowledge, which is open and duplicable. Thanks to which it is also been used in Greece, UK, Italy to date.

Website

www.hackyourfuture.be

Stakeholders involved

IT experts, HR managers, CSR managers, volunteer-coaches, employment services

Further information

See web site

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  1. Lien Arits
    Lien Arits says:

    We are honoured to be part of this great platform for Digital Inclusion! We truly believe it is only through strong international networks that we can build bridges to close the digital gap and improve societal integration for newcomers.
    Thanks to our colleagues in HackYourFuture, Hack Your Future – Copenhagen, MigraCode Barcelona, CodeYourFuture, Social Hackers Academy we are working hard to build this network with the shared goal to help new talent into the tech world.

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