The first project of the Foundation is Powercoders Turkey. Powercoders Turkey is implementing an education program in web-coding for underprivileged people and providing job opportunities for each participant. The goals are:
To bridge the gap between underprivileged people and the workplace through potential employers.
To build on the need of the industry for motivated, talented young professionals.
to modify the perception about refugees and underprivileged people within companies.
To coach the participants through all development phases until the signing of a stable work contract.
We encourage refugees to engage in the host country's working environment
The Lift Foundation has initiated and co-founded Powercoders Turkey together with Powercoders Switzerland and has brought in CSR Turkey as the Turkish partner which is implementing the program. The team has developed key partnerships with:
Nisantasi University to host the program in its walls and to integrate the curriculum in its continuous education program
Turkish companies such as Turkcell, interested in hiring participants of the program.