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Refugees code to reboot their lives in Britain
by Lin Taylor
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4 April 2018
On 4 April 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation reported:
As soon as he was allowed to work in Britain, Ethiopian refugee Sentayhu began applying for jobs, confident his experience as a web developer back home would land him a tech industry role. But month after month, the 35-year-old heard nothing back. 'I felt (down) in the dumps,' he said. Frustrated and eager to move on with his life, Sentayhu contacted the Refugee Council, which referred him to Code Your Future, a free coding bootcamp for asylum seekers and refugees run by volunteer mentors working in the tech industry. There, his life changed.
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After finishing the six-month course in 2017 -- where he learnt computer programming, resume writing, and how to do job interviews -- he was offered a position as a software engineer for a global news publication within a few months. ...
Recognizing the lack of opportunities for refugees, German Bencci said he started Code Your Future to give refugees practical web skills, while helping them network with tech industry insiders.
'If you ask refugees what it is they want most in life, it's just to have a job, to have a place to live, to have security,' said Bencci, who manages more than 200 volunteer trainers across London, Glasgow in Scotland, and Manchester in northern England.
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