Hackyourfuture is an initiative that teaches computer programming to refugees in Dutch refugee centers. At the moment many refugees have very few possibilities in terms of work and education during their time in a refugee center. Due to the current amount of refugees many people stay in a refugee center for longer periods of time. HackYourFuture sees a huge opportunity to teach people a skill that is universally valuable and highly demanded on the job-market. Their aim is to teach refugees to program and to bring them in contact with our network of businesses that hire programmers.
Currently, they’re developing an on-line educational program and they’re looking for programmers who would like to help out to create high-quality course. In particular, they are looking for people who’d like help as:
Tutors, who help the students with their programming exercises and help them with more general questions. (like what language to learn next, career questions etc.) This is mainly done on-line and takes 2-4 hours a week.
Program developers, who organize and structure the educational set-up of the program. This mainly comes down to creating a curriculum of interesting exercises for the students after they have learned the basics of programming.