Refugees on Rails - a group of volunteers from the Cologne area that provides free mentorship to refugees who are interested in learning coding.
For the refugees/students our meetings are an opportunity to use the “downtime” that they currently have (since they are not permitted to work yet) to learn a new skill that will be helpful for them in the future. In addition other important aspect of our meetings are about networking and cultural exchange, it’s a good way to get to know new people form the local tech community.
For us the coaches, organizers and the local tech community it is a way to help refugees by doing what we like and what we are good at. It enables close contact with our new fellow citizen. And it might help to bring new talent to our industry.
We are looking forward to meet like-mided helpers and supporters!