Socially vulnerable young adults in Stockholm can now benefit from a project formed by Kindred Group and Swedish community initiative “NU: Nolla Utanförskapet” (End Exclusion). Kindred will host the course, in partnership with NU at its Urban Escape premises in the Swedish capital.
The project marks Kindred’s latest corporate social responsibility effort, with the operator having last month announced plans to display responsible gambling messages on the shirts of its brand 32Red’s partner football clubs during the 2019-20 season.
Kindred Group’s head of communications, Alexander Westrell, said that the opportunity to organize the project with NU was inspirational as the cooperation was a natural progression for Kindred in their sustainability effort. Besides, he said the response among their employees had been irresistible with many expressing encouraging commitments to give back to their community by teaching code.
Sanna Wolk, initiator and co-founder of Nolla Utanförskapet noted that the joint course was an essential step on the way to reach out the most socially and economically marginalized areas around Stockholm. The course would also create a sense of belonging and provide young adults from these areas with the necessary tools to engage in a career within the tech sector.
Skills to be covered in the course include: database building, programming development, testing and guidelines on how to write a CV. The course will conclude with the creation of a work sample that participants can use when applying for jobs.