Re:Coded is a humanitarian startup training conflict affected youth to become the tech leaders of tomorrow
Re:Coded aims to create innovative, socially minded leaders in conflict affected countries using technology and entrepreneurship as a catalyst.
In 2015, Alexandra traveled to Iraq where she was shocked to witness the lack of educational or employment opportunities available for conflict affected youth. This inspired Alexandra and Co-Founder, Marcello to develop a model which could bridge the education and employment divide in the wake of a conflict and provide youth with the tools to create their own solutions.
In May 2017, Alexandra and Marcello launched Re:Coded alongside an incredible, resilient group of displaced youth. Since then, the Re:Coded team has opened up new career pathways for it’s fellows and empowered them to reach their full potential by providing them with access to first-rate materials, mentorships and opportunities. In essence, we give our fellows the wings to soar on their own.
WE WORK TOWARDS IMPACT.
Since Re:Coded launched, we've trained more than 300 children and youth in coding skills in two countries - Iraq and Turkey. These youth have gone on to work as developers and tech entrepreneurs in their communities. However, while numbers of people trained and employed are important, they don’t always tell you the whole story. Over the course of our programs, we have also witnessed the powerful transformation of attitudes and behaviors in our students. They graduate with confidence and courage to pursue their dreams. For our team, that's the real impact - transforming students into tech leaders who will go on to digitize their countries and create lasting solutions to many of the problems in their communities.
DISCOVER OUR VALUES
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 are active listeners and inclusive in our approach to human centered design.
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 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.
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.