Simon Weiß, Sophie Jonke, Khaled Alabssi and Julie McKenna at the donation handover on the roof terrace of Alexander Thamm GmbH.
The ReDI School for Digital Integration teaches programming skills to refugees and people with a migration background and develops them further. Employees of Alexander Thamm GmbH have already worked as lecturers for the IT education start-up in the past.
On 12 February 2020, Julie McKenna from Alexander Thamm GmbH presented a donation of 3,000 euros to Sophie Jonke, Head of ReDI School Munich. "We are delighted to support the great project of the ReDI School to be able to support it. We think the approach of promoting the integration of refugees by teaching them IT skills is great," says McKenna. The contact between Alexander Thamm GmbH and the ReDI School has existed for some time. Employees of the data and AI consultancy hold training courses again and again, for example for the programming language Python. One of the volunteers from Alexander Thamm GmbH is Data Scientist Simon Weiß. He was present at the handover of donations at the company's offices in Munich, as was Khaled Alabssi, Student Community Manager of the ReDI School.
"Technology breaks through barriers"
"Alexander Thamm GmbH has been a partner of ours for a long time. We would like to express our sincere thanks for the donation and hope to continue working together in the future," says Sophie Jonke. The ReDI School of Digital Integration was founded in 2016 out of the conviction that technology can bring people together to find new solutions to old challenges. To this end, the start-up offers courses and training across the entire spectrum of IT for refugees. In Munich, over 200 volunteers have already trained more than 500 students. The need for well-trained professionals is great. In Germany alone, there is a shortage of 124,000 jobs in IT.