One of the projects Close the Gap recently supported was Hack Your Future, a coding school that provides classes in computer programming for refugees. The classes take place every Sunday at BeCentral in Brussels. Their goal is to empower refugees by teaching them coding skills. This way, they are able to boost their chances of finding employment and become skilled coders and web developers.
In July, Hack Your Future organised an IT Taster Class, the first of its kind, for female refugees and asylum seekers. All classes are free and taught by volunteer coaches. Close the Gap supported this initiative by providing 5 laptops for participants who don’t own one. With Close the Gap’s help, everyone could be a part of this interesting class and all participants could enjoy the opportunity to learn developing websites. With the next class starting in September, Close the Gap will provide 10 more laptops.
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