Who We Are
In July 2017, a dozen coding schools from over half a dozen countries signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalize their commitment to supporting each other's work, including knowledge sharing, collaborative projects, and shared fundraising. Learn about the first cohort of Room 7 partners here.
The migration center is located in Ankara and doing its work under the Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University. The migration center works for to enhance the academic research for the refugees and migrants around the world. The center has an aim to find a solution to sustainable results for refugees specifically Syrians in Turkey. [Learn more]
We are a non-profit organisation compassionately preparing and educating refugees to become software developers by providing them with tutors, material and environment to learn efficiently. // This education will support their sustainable integration into this new society and prepare them when they will be able to return home. [Learn more]
Konexio provides training in computer literacy and code skills and connects refugees to professional opportunities to accelerate their long term integration, valuing inclusion, interchange, and partnership. [Learn more]
Launched in 2014 as a response to the Syrian refugee crises, ReBootKamp (RBK) is the world's first code bootcamp in the Arab world and one devoted to rapidly empowering refugees. RBK is based in Amman, Jordan and powered by industry leader Hack Reactor. At its core, RBK is a peace Institute with a coding problem, rendering the kinds of mental tools and social skills alumni will use to rebuild their countries. [Read more]
Re:Coded is world-class coding bootcamp for refugees and displaced youth, the first of its kind in Iraq and Turkey, and digital pioneers in the MENA region. We provide technical and language training to incredible, motivated people who would not otherwise have access to first-rate materials, mentorships, and opportunities. We open new career pathways and empower our fellows to reach their full potential. [Read more]
From the beginning, our school has been developed through co-creation between the Berlin tech community and our students. Since then, we've grown into a non-profit social enterprise offering several 3-months IT-programs, workshops, corporate training projects as well as short term summer courses. We have also helped incubate 3 start-ups! // Our aim is to provide our students with valuable digital skills and a strong network of tech leaders, students and alumni to help create new opportunities for all. [Read more]
Our thesis for enacting change is equipping disconnected refugee populations with software development skills for a changing professional world, rolling out new programs in East Africa in 2017. We connect refugee students with programming education in order to lift them out of dire economic/political circumstances and allow them to express themselves on the modern canvas: technology. [Read more]
SAP’s enduring vision and purpose is to help improve people’s lives. With the global refugee crisis encompassing more than 21 million displaced people who have crossed international borders in search of safety, we can unequivocally say that those refugees are in dire need of assistance to improve their lives. This pledge is a recognition that government action is not enough to help address the crisis, and is in direct alignment with what SAP stands for as a company. [Read more]
Simplon.co is a free 6 month programming bootcamp for underprivileged talents, under-represented people and social change entrepreneurs (NEETs, women, refugees, senior workers). Social innovation, employment and great projects are accelerated through technology empowerment. Simplon.co launched the Refugeeks programme in 2016, integrating refugees in to web development courses. [Read more]
Room 7 Organizers
Driving Room 7 behind the scenes are Josephine Goube of TechFugees and Tom Liam Lynch of Babble Lab at Pace University. Learn more about them and their organizations below.