“All-embracing, extensive and comprehensive”. This is how Julián Varela (25, Argentina) describes the new IT Support & Security online course at MigraCode.
Taking psychosocial distress into account is an essential task of MigraCode Barcelona, as many of the students have faced hardships in their past and/or in their current lives. A recent but fundamental implementation to the MigraCode program is psychological support, offered by qualified and professional volunteers.
Like most NGOs, MigraCode has adapted during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, teaching technological skills to people from vulnerable groups to increase their chances of employability is vital to the recovery of Spain’s cultural and tech sectors.
Millions of migrants and refugees continue to leave Venezuela in search of international protection — the country’s refugee crisis is second only to Syria. Migracode’s Venezuelan students reflect on their decision to leave their country and their hopes for their new lives.
Despite living in Argentina, Cristal Bukler has dedicated countless hours mentoring Migracode students on employability.
ThoughtWorks full-stack developer Elena Raffay joined Migracode as a way to give back to the community. While having to move fully online isn’t ideal, she still enjoys being part of a diverse community of coders working to include historically marginalized groups in tech.
Read the story of Mouaz, one of the Migracode students in Barcelona. Written by Roberta Campassi.