On February 24th, the Russian armed forces invaded Ukraine with aviation, artillery, and missiles. Cities and civil citizens are being bombed with battles happening across the country. 53% of Ukrainians have already lost their jobs, and over 3 mils have been forced to flee Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion. Fear of death makes Ukrainians leave their homes and start a new life.
While the Ukrainian people struggle for their independence and the freedom of the whole civilized world, they’re in great need of new jobs.
The number of unemployed grows every day — companies have to shut down due to the destruction of production facilities, the rupture of logistics chains, lack of staff, and loss of demand. Despite the war, those who can work remotely remain involved. And people who lost their jobs (for example, in the service sector) can retrain and work in IT companies.
So, we’re matching every single purchase
of monthly and yearly subscriptions with 2 donations for a limited time. With your help, we can give 5,000 unemployed Ukrainians free access to CodeGym’s Java educational platform so they can start building their future career.
How does my help work?
We’re matching every single purchase of monthly and yearly subscriptions with 2 donations for a limited time.
If you've already had a monthly CodeGym subscription, you can extend it through this donation program providing the same time-limited subscription to 2 impacted Ukrainians.
After you make a payment, we will pass it on to a Ukrainian who needs Java training.
Who will receive the subscription I’m paying for?
These are internally displaced people, refugees, and Ukrainians who have lost their jobs in different parts of the country, including those where hostilities are taking place.
Here are some stories of Ukrainians who lost their jobs:
“Before the war in Ukraine, I worked in a store with vegetarian goods. I loved my peaceful life and my city which is now ruined by the Russian occupants. I was forced to leave my native country and move to Austria. Though Austria provides a strong refugee program, I’m in great need of a new digital profession. It’s the second time I lost my job in three years. First, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and now because of the disaster that happened to Ukraine.”
“Few weeks before the war, I started a new job as a barista. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to get all the skills needed for this work and lost it because of the Russian invasion of my country. I’ve always wanted to be able to work in any part of the world, but now I understand I need it because you never know what might happen to your home. Among all digital professions, I choose coding and specifically Java development, since I know it’s one of the most popular programming languages globally.”
“Just before the war, I’d been working on relocating our business of dyeing metal products from Kyiv to the Zakarpattia region. On February 23, I completed our relocation, and we were ready to start a new project. We planned to renovate a cable car. Unfortunately, on February 24, the war started. By the end of the first day, my director and I understood that we no longer had a job. My goal for 2022 was to start the programming course. But all my plans were ruined by the war. Now all the money I’ve saved for education serves as a survival budget.”
“For all my life, until Russia started the war in my country, I’d been working in the beauty industry. I was a make-up artist, a stylist, then a hair braider. Last year, I opened my own beauty studio in Odesa. Due to the war, most of my employees went abroad, the supply of the necessary materials stopped, and most of my regular customers fled. So, I lost my job and my dream, which I had been pursuing for many years. I had to shut down the studio. Now I realize I want my job to be independent of the instability of our world. I want to rely on myself, my knowledge, and my computer. And Java is the language that I want to learn.”