Re:Coded is a humanitarian innovation organization training youth to become the tech leaders of tomorrow


Our Mission

Re:Coded aims to create innovative, socially minded leaders in conflict affected countries using technology and entrepreneurship as a catalyst. 

Why we started...

In countries directly or indirectly affected by conflict, vulnerable youth lack access to adequate education or dignified employment. As a result, they are more susceptible to adopting negative coping strategies such as labour exploitation, recruitment by armed groups & early marriage.

What we do

Re:Coded is a coding bootcamp for conflict affected 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.

We believe in the strength of diversity, the beauty of code, and the power of education. We believe that learning is a lifelong pursuit, the doors of which should be closed to no one. We believe in equipping refugees with the tools to create their own solutions.


Inspired by a shared vision of technology and empowering youth with the skills of the future, Alexandra and Marcello decided to team up in 2016 to develop a program that could bridge the education and employment divide in the wake of a conflict. Alongside an incredible, resilient group of students, they launched Re:Coded - a coding bootcamp for youth that would not otherwise have access to first-rate materials, mentorships and employment opportunities. Since then, the Re:Coded team has opened up new career pathways for it’s fellows and empowered them to reach their full potential.


Collaboration & Participation

We believe in, explore and develop people's potential and aim to inspire and uplift everyone we work with: beneficiaries, our staff and stakeholders. We acknowledge our limitations and seek out experts to fill the gaps that we cannot fill alone. We are active listeners and try to be inclusive in our approach to human centered design.


We are open and have no hidden agenda. We hold ourselves to high ethical standards in everything we do. When we make a mistake, we acknowledge and admit it, reiterate and take practical steps to solve the problem. We remain humble and respectful to our beneficiaries and partners.

Passion & Grit

We have a passion for empowering and working with and for vulnerable populations. Our team is resilient and has a willingness to take on the toughest challenges and get the job done.




We have a start-up mindset.

We are enterprising in achieving growth, innovation and social impact. We are open to new angles to our projects and respect others. We instill a culture of mutual growth and learning and give everyone a platform to express their ideas.