Socious, a community app for social change, launches its Tech4Good Changemaker Scholarship in partnership with Le Wagon Tokyo Coding Bootcamp. The new scholarship program is aimed at individuals who are passionate to learn web development and data science as tools to create social impact. The ultimate goal of this scholarship is to close the gap of the social sector’s scarce IT human resources.
Tech4Good Changemaker Scholarship will cover up to 30% of the student's tuition fee. It applies to Le Wagon Tokyo's full-time and part-time web development and data science bootcamps. It can accommodate remote learning and is open to participants from all over the world.
Seira Yun, the founder of Socious Inc., is an alumnus of Le Wagon's web development program. He has been successful in transitioning from a humanitarian worker to a Tech4Good entrepreneur.
“We launched Tech4Good Changemaker Scholarship to solve the shortage of IT talent in the social impact sector. We believe that talented web developers and data scientists can leverage the power of technology to help social impact organizations scale their solutions. We hope to empower people to learn to code and apply these skills to solve social problems,” said Seira.
The scholars will also enjoy mentorship from Socious Inc.'s members. Mentors will support in finding employment in or creating social impact organizations. Scholars are also entitled to free access to Socious Inc.'s community events. There will also be a community of alumni scholars that will enrich the students' network.
Interested applicants can apply through the official website
About Le Wagon Tokyo
Le Wagon is a world-leading coding bootcamp with over 13,000 alumni on 5 continents and 45 cities. In 2013, Le Wagon was founded in Paris, France. It quickly became the most acclaimed coding bootcamp around the world. It offers digital education courses and events for individuals and organizations. They have changed the lives of tens of thousands of people by learning to code.
Le Wagon launched its first full-time curriculum in Tokyo in 2016. It's a 9-week web development course followed up with a part-time, 24-week program in 2019. It has trained over 400 students over the past 5 years. Most graduates secured jobs at top Japanese tech companies. They are web developers, product managers, or data scientists. Le Wagon Tokyo is also one of the biggest international tech event organizers with over 250 events since 2016. It also has a strong community of more than 6,000 members.