Re:Coded

Re:Coded is a humanitarian innovation non-profit organisation registered in the US, working to inspire and empower refugees and displaced young people to become the tech leaders of tomorrow. The first service of its kind in Iraq and Turkey, it offers coding bootcamps for young people who would not otherwise have access to first-rate training materials, mentorships and employment opportunities. Previous supporters have included the UNDP, Google, Spark, New York University, the International Organisation of Migration and the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation.

In 2017-18 the Asfari Foundation is supporting a six-month programme equipping 15 Syrian and 15 Turkish young people with the skills and resources necessary for a career in the technology and start-up sectors. Re:Coded selects and trains participants to learn market-driven mobile development skills, English language and foundational work skills including critical thinking, leadership and software management methodologies via one-on-one instruction by expert trainers. The course is certified by Google and Udacity. All participants are linked with a technology and career mentor. The same project was successfully implemented in Iraq in 2016 and was covered by Reuters, CNN and Huffington Post among other media outlets. 100% of graduates from the Iraqi programme went into work or further training.