Hi this is Mike,
Just over a year ago, sickened by the idea that refugees were dying in the 21st Century, when technology had done so much to improve our lives, I launched the Techfugees initiative. A year on Techfugees has achieved a lot with its community, but we could do so much more. SO many in the tech community love what Techfugees is doing. So to power this work forward, we’re now asking you to donate to Techfugees so that we can directly help refugeesand the NGOs that work with them
Techfugees has been embraced by the tech community and our first year stands as testament to that. We now have over 27 local chapters around the world. We’ve developed and engaged, a global community of over 15,000 people. We’ve organised 35 hackathons, conferences & partner events across the world.
This was our first phase, focused on building advocacy. Our next is on deployment of scalable tech solutions. This is where you come in.
We need your donations to enable Techfugees to deploy the solutions developed from our hackathons. Our first focus in this phase will be on Connectivity and Education.
Your support will help Techfugees assist the brave volunteers on the ground, empower refugees and aid innovation for NGOs & charities. We need money to scale these products.
As Forbes recently noted, governments globally are listening to what Techfugees has to say, with good reason. The situation on the ground has worsened on every front. There are more refugees than ever before, and one in every two refugees is under the age of 18. We are talking about an entire generation that could well be lost, thrown into a terrible future.
But there is hope.
I have met with innovators finding creative ways to help refugees around the world from Calais to Lesvos, from Lebanon (as in the picture above) to Uganda. We have seen how tech offers solutions to some of the many problems refugees face. We know tech is efficient, transparent and scalable – we just need funds to deploy more of these solutions.
Techfugees’ work could potentially help prevent a lost generation of youth.
You can help us scale these solutions and take them to the next step: I here ask for your kind donations to the cause to help scale tech solutions that are working on the ground today.
I hope you join us on this journey. This is just the beginning!
Founder and Chairman, Techfugees
Techfugees is a social enterprise coordinating & curating the international tech community’s response to the needs of Refugees. Techfugees organises conferences, workshops, hackathons and meetups in around the world in an effort to generate tech solutions that can help refugees. We are now looking to deploy more and scale the impact of the tech solutions built by Techfugees community in partnership with local NGOs and relevant government bodies.