The well-known philanthropist and founder of the International International Renaissance Foundation George Soros has supported BrainBasket Foundation and the pan-Ukrainian educational project Technology Nation, which was launched in March 2016.
“We are very grateful and delighted with the support of George Soros. His contribution to the development of open and developed society in Ukraine today is really difficult to overestimate”, – said the Director of the BrainBasket Foundation Vladimir Liulka. “Understanding great role of the IT-sector in the economy of Ukraine shows that Mr.Soros has clear vision of the importance of development of the education in the sphere of information technologies”, – he added.
«BrainBasket is a team of very young and progressive people. They implement educational projects in the field, which is developing faster than other globally. I believe in the possibilities of the classical academic education, but the synthesis of science and practice in IT opens up the future for our country, as well as for the whole humanity,”- comments Ievhen Bystrytskyi, Executive Director of the International Renaissance Foundation.
IRF decided to support this project in the component, which includes equipping and operational support of 25 learning hubs in the largest cities of the country, which have the highest demand for IT courses. Within the project 25 hubs will provide education for 3,000 people.
Moreover, within the project the educational program will be modernised and expanded with”data modeling” block. Graduates of these courses will be able to work in the modern and rapidly growing direction of Ukraine «big data» both in public and private sectors.
BrainBasket Foundation is very grateful personally to George Soros and the International Renaissance Foundation for the assistance of the project implementation.