Migracode acts as a bridge between the demand for skilled people in the tech sector and people with a migration background who are eager to work in the tech industry. Founded in 2019, we are cooperating with other code schools in Europe to build a large community of companies and students to foster both labor integration as well as social inclusion.


Our philosophy

We believe that everyone deserves the right to follow education, especially those with less opportunities. Therefore we focus on those with a migration background and who have the eagerness to learn, but are often not able to do so.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”Nelson Mandela


The four pillars of MigraCode

1.

OPEN EDUCATION

Open access to our school

We believe in equal opportunity for everyone and our academy is therefore freely accessible for people with a migration background and limited access to the labour market

HOW?

> No participation costs

> 99% powered by volunteers

> An open-source curriculum

2.

COMMUNITY BUILDING

Bringing people together

In order to foster not only labour but also social integration, we work towards inclusion of newcomers and host-country nationals through our program and our events

HOW?

> (Online) events to bring groups together

> Linking newcomers with locals

> Constant contact through Slack and classes

3.

JOB PLACEMENTS

Fostering labour integration

We are in contact with many tech companies in and around Barcelona and we aim to find jobs for our students after they graduate from our coding course, with help from employability training

HOW?

> Many partners in the tech sector

> A stack that matches the needs of tech

> Direct student support with employability

4.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

Offering more than just education

We do not only support our students with learning how to code, but we also offer soft skill trainings, psychological support and other forms of additional but necessary support

HOW?

> A health team with social workers & therapists

> Collaborations with lawyers

> A specific program for our female students


Made possible by Open Cultural Center

Together with professional developers and our students we are constantly expanding our community of local people, migrants, refugees, companies, NGO’s and other organisations that are involved in our project. This whole process is in line with the philosophy with the organisation behind MigraCode: the Open Cultural Center.


Our 4th Pillar: Inclusive and Supportive

CodeWomen

Our CodeWomen project within MigraCode offers our female students a support platform to exchange knowledge and create meaningful connections.

Mental Health Care Team

We have an internal social worker and various voluntary professional therapists who offer psychosocial support to many of our students on a weekly basis.

Legal Support

We have volunteers who point our students in the right direction for any legal questions and we collaborate with other NGOs to offer more support.

CodeBuddies

For students who face big educational challenges and who started coding from scratch, we link them to a steady ‘CodeBuddy’ during the course.

The different perspectives of MigraCode

STUDENT PERSPECTIVE

If you want to read more about the background of our students, read our interview with Mouaz, a student from our first group who came via Greece from Syria to Barcelona.

VOLUNTEER PERSPECTIVE

If you want to read more about how and why our volunteers get involved into our program, and how they use their background to help, read this interview with one of our instructors.

GRADUATE PERSPECTIVE

If you want to read more about the stories of our graduates – where they came from and where they are now, check this page with various background stories of graduates.

CODEWOMEN PERSPECTIVE

If you want to read more about how our female students are supported throughout our program to foster gender inclusion, check out this article about CodeWomen.


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