We are Beetroot Academy, a Swedish-Ukrainian social enterprise on a mission to help people have great careers in the digital economy. Our purpose revolves around providing practical tech education, taught by industry professionals in various high-in-demand specializations, combined with meaningful career support and industry networking.
For this fundraising campaign, we have partnered with the loco Arma Nostra
, a Swedish charitable foundation that has helped hundreds of children and families in Ukraine since 2018.
Our journey began in 2014, in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Crimea and Donbas, as a pilot project to use tech education to help Ukrainian IDPs restore their lives and their source of income by starting a career as a tech specialist. This helped us discover the untapped potential of tech education as a tool for helping people affected by war.
Since then, we've provided education to more than 7000 people, of which 50% are women. Thanks to our impact-driven approach, 90% of students graduate successfully, and about 70% of them find a job in the tech industry.
In partnership with organizations such as UNDP, UNFPA, Sida, and USAID, we have provided scholarships for more than 800 victims of war and other socially vulnerable groups.
Our team currently consists of 60 specialists working full time and around 100 teachers ready to offer a high-quality education to our students.