Meet Ewa, a special education teacher turned web development instructor for our Paris training programs
Please tell us about your background.
My professional background began as a specialized educator for autistic children, which is very different from coding. Within my SESSAD (structures of the medical-educational sector) I started to be interested in code. I didn't know how to code at all, but I joined a community called Ladies of Code. They are the ones who introduced me to web development and I liked it !
Shortly after I had back problems, the work doctor advised me to change jobs so as not to put my health in danger. I thought why not go into web development, just to see if I would really like it or not. I started to take small distance learning courses and I heard about Konexio. And a few months later, when there was the fourth DevWeb class, I could start my new studies.
Meet Stan, a Digital Inclusion Program graduate-turned-teacher
Konexio and the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) launched the Digital Inclusion Program (DIP) in Malawi in 2019, training sixty refugee students in online freelancing. As a capacity builder, Konexio trains instructors, who in turn train the refugee students living in the Dzaleka Refugee Camp. The students, 29 percent of whom are women, earn on average $500 per month.
Now a DIP instructor, Stan joined the program’s inaugural cohort in fall 2019 and subsequently launched a successful freelancing career. Having studied engineering in his home country of the Congo, which he eventually fled due to insecurity, Stan held a bachelor’s degree in networks and telecommunications when he arrived alone in Malawi in 2017.
Saifoulaye was a business law student in his home country before he moved to France. Having difficulty mastering digital tools, and well-aware of their importance in a world that is becoming more and more digitalized, he decided to join the DigitAll training on a friend's recommendation. Today, Saifoulaye has achieved digital autonomy and now works at Amazon.
"Thanks to DigiStart, I knew I could go on, that I was going to like it: I could make it my job," Mugilan, DigiStart learner
"Our goal is to train 200 people by the end of the year", Axel Guibert, development manager in Bordeaux
“We built relationships that allowed us to move forward together and to blossom” Hadjo, DigiTous Program