Learn how to code
and make web
There are vulnerable people in Greece, who have unequal opportunities in education and the jobs market. This blocks them from integrating and becoming active citizens.
On the other side, there is an increasing need for an e-skilled human workforce in the Greek market, as only 20% of the population is tech literate.
To bridge the gap between social exclusion and the need for an e-skilled workforce, vulnerable populations can learn digital skills. With added legal and social support in the search for employment, refugees, migrants and the unemployed can not only regain confidence and self-esteem but also integrate into the economic and social fabric of the society.
WHAT DO WE DO?
We develop our students through
training them in digital skills (basic
and more advanced), empowering
their soft skills, and connecting them with the job market.
WHO DO WE SERVE?
Refugees / Migrants / Unemployed People
WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT SHA?
This experience for me is fascinating and greatly rewarding, as I am constantly confronted with various challenges from the teaching process and I get to work with very interesting people of all age groups and various backgrounds. All of the students are really kind and their feedback is invaluable for tech people that strive to become better at teaching these subjects.
I was a university student before I came to Athens. But I couldn’t finish my education due to the conditions in Syria. I have been living in Athens for almost one and a half year. When I enrolled in this course, I didn’t have any background in software engineering but thanks to our mentors we learning step by step and it starts to seem possible to become a developer. Therefore, it is very important to me.
I believe that volunteering is a way of living. We give back to the community what we can offer for free. Just to do good and support people or communities who wish to receive a helping hand. You just want to give back to the community and be a part of the change you want to see in the world. These common values unite all volunteers around the world and build bridges above cultures and obstacles. When you can actually witness the improvements happening in front of your eyes, you know deep inside that you belong to something bigger than you. It makes a difference to the people around you and transforms you as well.
“I am currently working as a Front-End Web Developer at Spotawheel.gr. The whole process of seeking a job lasted about 2 months. One of the most important things I gained throughout this process, apart from my job, of course, was knowledge. I can say that the hardest part was time and rejection. I had to be patient and optimistic. Keep my head up no matter what the outcome of an application was. When it comes to an actual interview you have to be genuine. It doesn’t matter what you don’t know. You can’t know everything. What really matters is to prove to your potential employers that you are eager to learn and become a member of a greater team. Social Hackers Academy prepared me well for this challenge through the Seven-Month Full Stack Development course and helped me gain hands-on- experience by setting up a freelance internship on Homitor Real Estate Group, a Greek Startup Company for me.”