What is it about?
Techfugees is an international nonprofit organization, working with volunteers all over the world, whose goal is to support refugees and help them integrate with the help of technology. Not only does Techfugees work for refugees but also with refugees : it empowers them and helps them get access to information (internet, translation services, rights), education (ICT skills, primary/secondary education, diploma recognition), employment (remote work financial inclusion), health (mental well being, sanitary information, care…) and social inclusion (language, cultural exchange…). It provides these services both in host countries in Europe and North America, as well as in countries bordering displacement zones such as Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya or Lebanon.
The three main fields of activities of Techfugees are “innovation”, where volunteers support digital projects on a local scale in 8 different countries showcased in a public platform, Basefugees, “inclusion”, with professional programs for refugee women to get (back) into tech jobs, and “insight”, field research organized around a datahub platform to understand the problems that refugees are facing and to provide them with the digital appropriate solutions.