WorldRemit to support Codebar and Coderoots for International Day of Charity

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Valentina Vitali
Valentina Vitali
FXC Intelligence Research Analyst
Valentina is a Research Analyst at FXC Intelligence, the data sister company of FXcompared. Valentina is passionate about payments and fintech. Valentin enjoys analysing money transfer companies and… Read more
  • WorldRemit has confirmed that it will support Codebar and Coderoots around the International Day of Charity, which takes place on 5th September.
  • Coderoots has strong links to WorldRemit, having been founded by one of its software engineers.
  • “The technology industry is moving at such a fast pace, so the demand for developers is incredibly high. But, the barrier to entry is still hard to overcome,” said a spokesperson for the other firm, Codebar.

WorldRemit, a leading cross-border payments company, has recently thrown its weight behind two charities.

The company said that it was announcing support for Coderoots and Codebar as part of a charity push.

The move comes against the backdrop of the International Day of Charity, which takes place on 5th September.

Coderoots, one of the charities being supported, was set up by a WorldRemit software engineer, Zaira Rasool.

The aim of the charity is to help create sustainable solutions to digital challenges in Africa and enhance opportunities for education in technological fields.

Coderoots was recently given a £5,000 grant from the Catherine Wines bursary, which is operated by WorldRemit.

This bursary was set up to honour one of the firm’s co-founders.

In a statement, Rasool gave more information about what her charity does.

“Coderoots is made up of a diverse group of people with different roles and skillsets across tech, business and nonprofits, but we all share the same value and mission: to create opportunities and develop tech in the places that have least access to basic technology,” she said.

She went on to talk about the importance of coding.

“Skills like coding are a powerful tool for social mobility,” she explained.
“I myself was able to take advantage of this after being awarded a fully-funded place to attend my coding bootcamp, which would have otherwise been unaffordable.”

She added that it is necessary to help enhance access to technological education due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“During COVID, we have seen how essential access to technology is for all aspects of life, and that those working in tech are the privileged few who hold the knowledge to create the change that is needed. It is therefore our responsibility to create that change,” she said.

Meanwhile, Codebar helps people with tech skills to connect.

Kimberley Cook, the company’s director, said that it was hard for many tech experts to get into the industry.

“The technology industry is moving at such a fast pace, so the demand for developers is incredibly high. But, the barrier to entry is still hard to overcome,” she said.

“That’s why charities like codebar are allowing adults to access free programming workshops without having to commit to a degree or bootcamp, which are time-consuming and costly.”

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