Gaining fundamental skills in information and communication technologies (ICTs) is a key way to promote socio-economic integration and fight against unemployment among the most vulnerable, including refugees and others from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In response to the growing demands of digital learning, Konexio was founded with the mission of bringing people together to fight the digital divide in our society. We work to advance inclusion through collaboration, innovation, and technology. Through action and example, we hope to break down stereotypes and unlock each person's potential for giving back to their community.
We welcome everyone of all ages and backgrounds into our community! Our students—refugees and local—learn together side by side
We encourage active participation and contribution from each and every individual
We believe firmly in building a community through close partnerships on the ground
Teach fundamental concepts of computer literacy, web development and programming through easy, interactive methods and online platforms
Empower our participants with professional opportunities
Build a supportive community of individuals passionate about code and engaged in the tech community
We have two main programs for skill-building: digital skills which focus on building up skills in computer literacy and digital communication, and code skills which focus on building skills in web development and programming.
Developed in line with Digital Competence standards recognized at the European level and in reflection of the current demands for digital skills today, our digital skills program consists of a sequence of cumulative courses covering basic computer use to internet navigation and word processing/spreadsheet proficiency.
Do you want to gain valuable computer literacy skills to improve your professional skills or facilitate tasks in your daily life? Ready to learn and make new friends?
Want to learn the concepts necessary to create a website, discover the foundations of programming, and connect with others passionate about coding?
In addition to teaching our students key technical skills, we connect them with their first professional opportunities, boosting their confidence and getting them a foot in the door to the professional world. Students keep learning while gaining experience and projects to showcase. Partners work with motivated students to grow and give back.
Are you a company or organization with data processing, content services, or data analysis needs?
Are you a start-up, corporation, or organization that has web-development needs (i.e. need to develop a website or re-vamp your current website?)
As a Konexio partner, your company can use its own skills and resources to promote diversity, foster a strong community, and help those who are the most in need. Here's what engaging with Konexio means for your company or organization:
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you our partnership information packet!
Mentorship pairing between participants and professionals that includes formal and informal guidance on developing personal projects, setting career goals, and navigating professionally in the host community.
More information forthcoming.
Special thanks to: Jon H · Erica L · Sara F · Lei L · Pingping X · John G · Manon C · Judith N · Xiaongying M · Didier C · Elhadji Adama T · Judy Z
We are currently looking for volunteers to join our efforts!
Do you have some free time each week, and want to help others acquire key skills to develop their professional aspirations
and facilitate their daily life?
Inspire and guide our participants in gaining computer literacy and/or code skills!
Are you passionate about web development? Do you have coding projects or work as a developer?
Come and share your experiences as a guest speaker!
We need help with program coordination, funding efforts, and community partnership building. Fluency in French is a plus, but good communication skills in English and enthusiasm for the cause are all that's required.