DirectEd Development Foundation

For a world in which any person can realise their full potential, regardless of their draw in the lottery of life

What we do

We identify high-potential students in Kenya and Ethiopia and support them with the resources and training required to start a successful career as remote software developers.

Developer shortage

  • The US Buereau of Labor Statistics projects a software engineer shortage exceeding 1.2 million by 2026

  • The shortage of IT professionals in Europe amounts to half a million

  • 38% of companies in Europe plan to oursource more in the next 2 years

Where traditional charities fail

  • Transparency - who received my donation? What was it used for?

  • Feedback - what difference did my donation make? How is it transforming someone's life?

Coding bootcamp scholarship

We work with leading software development educators and universities to identify high-potential students and design a cost-effective and scalable coding bootcamp

  • Inclusive - our scholarship ensures that all students have the means to participate

  • Demanding - our rigorous programme is short but extremely demanding

  • Evidence based - combining research and best-practice from world-leading coding bootcamps

Graduate scholarship

Upon successfully completing our own coding bootcamp, we continue to support our scholars through a graduate scholarship.
This has two pathways:

  • Entry into a longer full-time coding bootcamp

  • Internship project with our partner companies

Seeing the impact you made

  • Personal - follow the cohort of scholars on their journey through the donor portal dashboard

  • Quantifiable - we work with leading academic researchers so that you can get quantifiable reports on the impact your donation is having

Our Team

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Follow our work

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