Stand with Ukraine Japan, Le Wagon Tokyo, Virtusize and Nextblue have announced the launch of the Japan-Ukraine Tech Bridge initiative, with the purpose of building opportunities for business collaboration and mutual benefit in short- and long-term for Japan’s and Ukraines tech sectors.
- 10 scholarships provided by sponsors will be awarded to Ukrainian refugees, for an admission to the full-time Le Wagon Tokyo web development course.
- After the 9-week program, they will be able to land a junior web developer role in Tokyo.
- The first recipient of the Scholarship has been announced as Oleksandr Komakha, a 27 years old Ukrainian refugee who is eager to enter the IT industry and build a new career in Japan.
Thanks Sasha Kaverina for leading this project!
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Come Back Alive is one of the largest charitable foundations that supports Ukrainian soldiers, founded by the IT specialist Vitaliy Deynega. The organization collected more than 210 million UAH (more than $7M) in 2014. According to Na chasi, the Patreon page Come Back Alive is in the top ten projects by the number of financial donations.