She thought the images weren’t fair.
When Anne Kjaer Reichert saw the photos in the media of some of the 1.1 million refugees arriving in Germany, she said,
“We need to stop talking about refugees and start talking with refugees instead.”
Anne met a refugee named Mohammad, who had been a programmer.
He explained that he couldn’t program because he didn’t have a computer.
She knew that 43,000 I.T. jobs were open in Germany.
So, she decided to launch the ReDI School of Digital Integration to teach them coding skills.
In one year, she launched her nonprofit school and has already trained dozens of students.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan even visited the school and “geeked out” with students.
The program is working!
Her students even created an app called Bureaucrazy to help refugees navigate the bureaucracy.
Rotary’s John Hewko said, “If we don’t act now to build the conditions for peace, then events that undermine it will only increase.”
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