There are vulnerable people in Greece, not enjoying equal opportunties in being educated and getting a job, which blocks them from getting integrate and becoming active citizens.
From the other side, there is an increasing need in e-skilled human workforce from the greek market, as only 20% of them are tech literate.
To bridge the gap between social exclusion and need of e-skilled human workforce, the acquisition of digital skills is quite necessary, among social vulnerable people. Building on the digital skills and with adequate support to access their rights to employment refugees, migrants and 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 connect with 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.