Why German entrepreneurs wants to give refugees free coding lessons

A group of entrepreneurs in Germany are coming together to try and give the young refugees arriving in their country something that will be useful to them even in future.

This group have started a project by the name of Refugees on Rails in order to teach the refugees some necessary technical skills, coding lessons and language lessons for free. Read further to know more about the project and the people behind it.

1 Project Refugees on Rails

With the rise of influx of the refugees in Germany and other EU states, employment is becoming an issue that has to be dealt with emergency.

Hence a group of German entrepreneurs have decided to teach the refugees computer coding for free. The project is the brainchild of a Berlin-based nonprofit organization named Refugees on Rails, which is offering a three-month-long course on Ruby on Rails, a widespread programming language and framework for website builders.

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The organization aims at enrolling upto 20 students at a given time before they start the course, which will start in a few weeks’ time. This information was conveyed by Anne Riechert, the organization’s co-founder.

She hopes that it will give people who have reached the country and await documentation, something to learn which might help them with employment. Riechert said, “A lot of the refugees are getting German classes, but still there’s a lot of time waiting, we’re hoping that time can be used in something that is meaningful and building skills that can help when the papers are in order to then go out and get a job here, or to continue studies.”

Project Refugees on Rails

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