Are you interested in applying for one of the courses offered by MigraCode but have doubts or fears that stop you? Then read this blog post! Some of our graduates have opened up and talked about what their fears were before starting their MigraCode’s bootcamp, which difficulties did they overcome, and what advice do they give to new students.
Instability in Venezuela made it impossible for Ananda to complete her computer science studies at university. This is the story of her experience at MigraCode, the free coding school for migrants and refugees in Barcelona.
“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.