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Google and Techfugees launch Digital Sparks with scholarships to uplift refugee job-seekers

Techfugees, a global non-profit which advocates for the digital inclusion of refugees, announces the Digital Sparks campaign in collaboration with Google.

Google will offer 100 digital skills career scholarships to the global Techfugees community, which will provide unemployed job-seeking refugees with the digital skills required to become job-ready for careers in the digital-tech sector.

The scholarships will reach a wide range of participants particularly empowering women refugees and unemployed displaced young job seekers in the Techfugees global community. This will support refugees in regional migration and resettlement across several countries that include Lebanon, Uganda, Kenya, UK and Germany.

The online courses available through the scholarships are in four high demand digital fields that include Google IT Support Professional CertificateGoogle Data Analytics Professional CertificateGoogle Project Management Professional Certificate and Google UX Design Professional Certificate.

The campaign aims to help people get the skills employers are looking for today and in the years ahead. Refugees will not need to have any relevant experience or a degree to be eligible for the scholarship and the qualification is recognised by industry experts and employers. Each course can be completed in four to six weeks if undertaken full-time to be completed by March 2022.

The scholarships are part of the Techfugees and ‘Grow Stronger with Google’ initiative to help empower digital talent and accelerate participation of refugees to the digital economies across Europe, Middle-East & Africa, led by Techfugees’ local Chapters, volunteers and supporters.

Further information about the Google Career Certificate scholarships is available here or contact Techfugees to apply.