On December 10th, we celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the United Nation’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UHDR).
This day is very important as it reminds us that all people are equal and have the same rights regardless of race, economic status, religion, color or sexual orientation.
At Quantum BITS, we actively support equality among people through our participation in various initiatives.
We are very proud that our IT Director and co-founder George Kosnetzof has joined as a pro bono Tech Trainer the #TF4Women Fellowship programme.
What is the #TF4Women Fellowship programme?
The #TF4Women Fellowship is a 6-month free programme of weekly training and mentoring sessions structured around tech specialties such as web development, data analysis, UX/UI design, and digital marketing, among others.
Each refugee selected to participate (a Fellow) is personally followed by a duo of volunteer Mentor and Trainer to build their toolkit for job search, as well as to improve their hard and soft skills, thus strengthening their employability in the local job market.
The Fellows are regularly introduced to professional events (trade fairs, conferences, workshops, networking, and others), immersion days and visit companies to connect with the local tech communities.
At the same time, the Fellows have free access to online training content thanks to a partnership with Coursera to acquire the technical knowledge they need to carry out their new professional project autonomously. Language classes and informal chat with volunteers are also offered to the women who need to gain confidence in expressing themselves in a foreign language.
On a practical level, the charity provides free services to the Fellows giving to all of them the best chances of success: childcare and transportation costs, IT equipment and psycho-social support.
We are very proud that our people at Quantum BITS, apart from being excellent professionals, are interested in giving back to the community and assist in a meaningful and empowering way.