This fundraiser aims to provide tech education scholarships for 1000+ Ukrainian refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), allowing them to start a new career and secure a stable income to provide support for themselves and their loved ones.
How can you join this initiative?
DONATE. SHARE. TEACH.
- DONATE— every donation counts. We will provide scholarship that covers tech education, career guidance, and employment support efforts to help Ukrainians start a new life
- SHARE with friends or colleagues at work. Information support is crucial for us
- TEACH at Beetroot Academy on a paid part-time basis. If you have 3+ years of experience in tech, please check our vacancies or email our recruitment team
Why Beetroot Academy?
The Beetroot Academy, a Swedish-Ukrainian social enterprise on a mission to help people have great careers in the Digital Economy. Our purpose revolves around providing practical tech education, taught by industry professionals in various high-in-demand specializations, combined with meaningful career support and industry networking.
For this fundraising campaign, they have partnered with the Ioco Arma Nostra, a Swedish fundraising foundation that has helped hundreds of children and families in Ukraine since 2018.
The Beetroot Academy’s journey began in 2014, in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Crimea and Donbas, as a pilot project to use tech education to help Ukrainian IDPs restore their lives and their source of income by starting a career as a tech specialist. This helped them to discover the untapped potential of tech education as a tool for helping victims of war.
Since then, the Beetroot Academy have provided education to more than 7000 people, of which 50% are women. Thanks to our impact-driven approach, 90% of students graduate successfully, and about 70% of them find a job in the tech industry, and in 2021 alone we stood for 5% of the new talent funnel into the Ukrainian tech industry that year.
In partnership with organizations such as UNDP, UNFPA, Sida, USAID, and more, the Beetroot Academy have provided scholarships for more than 800 victims of war and other socially vulnerable groups. Their team currently consists of 60 specialists working full time and around 100 teachers ready to offer a high-quality education to our students.