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2022 Corporate Responsibility Report

“Powercoders” become Colleagues

The “Powercoders – Coding Academy for Refugees” was founded in 2017 in Bern. The Academy offers three-month programming “boot camps” for refugees, with a focus on teaching the basics of programming in Java, Java Script and Python – thereby giving refugees a foundation for a new life. After the camps, participants take part in a multi-month internship program that ideally gives them an opportunity to join a company and gain a foothold in the workplace.


We have been supporting this initiative since 2020, and have enabled two refugees from Afghanistan (Ozra and Desale) to take part in one-year internships in Switzerland. They both demonstrated great commitment and achieved excellent results. In May 2022, the two became a permanent part of the T-Systems family. They landed jobs as DevSecOps engineers, and have since proven to be great assets in terms of their know-how and life experience.