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WE’RE ON A MISSION TO BUILD 100 INNOVATION HUBS ACROSS AFRICA BY 2025.

Every solar powered space we build is in the low-income communities we serve, and means 20 young adults will join our 12 month bootcamp and 1,000+ school kids will get to learn how to code! Want to make a huge impact?

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We Are Uncommon

Our mission is to empower young adults from low-income communities with the technology education and opportunities they need to escape poverty forever.

We do this by creating innovative learning environments, teaching in-demand tech skills and placing graduates in meaningful employment.

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Take a look at the impact we’ve made.

Our Innovation Hubs are where so much of the magic happens. Once we find a community in need, we work with local stakeholders to identify an old building that can be refurbished, or find a location that can house one of our recycled shipping containers. UI/UX Design, Computer Coding, Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship training starts here!

DZIKWA TRUST
INNOVATION HUB

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MUFAKOSE
INNOVATION HUB

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NICKI KESZLER
INNOVATION HUB

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WE'RE ON A MISSION

Our vision is to create a world where everyone has the chance to improve their lives through tech. Here’s how we operate:

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Your Donation

Your donation helps us bring technology skills and employment opportunities to thousands across Africa.

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12 Month Bootcamp

Our Bootcamp is free for young adults in the low- income communities we serve.

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After School Coding

After learning in the mornings, our students teach free, daily after school coding lessons at the public schools.

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Life After Uncommon

Many of our graduates go on to internships, part-time and full-time positions. Some have started their own companies!

SEE WHO BENEFITS FROM OUR MISSION.

Youths

There are few greater feelings in the world than the one you get when watching the excitement appear across a child’s face as they write their first few lines of code. It’s pure magic, and it simply never gets old.

Young Adults

The young adults in our 12- Month bootcamp are the heart and soul of our organization. Everyday they come to class and soak up as much information as possible. It is a true joy to watch them give back and teach the next generation each afternoon.

Clients

To work with our amazing clients is a privilege we don’t take for granted. Not only does each project bring in crucial funds for our non-profit, but the work itself provides invaluable learning experiences for our students & developers.

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What our supporters say

Deondre Coston

Monthly Donor

I'm proud of my monthly donation to Uncommon.org. Their work and vision is inspiring and I love knowing that I'm playing a significant part in their success.

Sylvia Carter

Past Client

I loved working with Uncommon! It was so cool to know that I'd get a great product AND get to make a real difference in the world. This was a very special experience!

Matt Ross

Donor, Mentor

What the Uncommon team has accomplished in such a short amount of time is a testament to their focus and dedication to their mission. I highly recommend getting involved as a donor or mentor!

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Make a Donation!

Since we have private donors that take care of our operating costs, you can be sure that every dollar you donate goes directly to helping communities and building hubs throughout Africa.

Make a Donation

Become a CSR Partner

We couldn't do what we do without the support of our Corporate Social Responsibility partners. Your generosity is what will allow us to scale. Sponsoring an Innovation Hub is a great way to get involved, but there are tons of other ways for us to create truly impactful experiences together. Click the link below to see how we can partner!

Become a Partner

Hire Us!

When you hire us for your development needs, 100% of the proceeds from the project are used grow our program and teach thousands of low-income community members the skills they need to enter the digital workforce.

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Follow Us On Our Journey

We've built three new Innovation Hubs this year and the third one is going live next week. Check out our story to see how cool this one looks!

We've built three new Innovation Hubs this year and the third one is going live next week. Check out our story to see how cool this one looks! ...

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It costs us $25 to provide one youth student with 1,800 minutes of free coding lessons! Please consider giving the gift of education. YOU are the difference!

It costs us $25 to provide one youth student with 1,800 minutes of free coding lessons! Please consider giving the gift of education. YOU are the difference! ...

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Big thanks to @wlourie and @merstlin3 for believing in our mission and donating monthly to support the free education of our students in Zimbabwe. ⁠
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Improving lives at Uncommon.org is only possible because of the generosity of people like this. ⁠
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Thank you!!

Big thanks to @wlourie and @merstlin3 for believing in our mission and donating monthly to support the free education of our students in Zimbabwe. ⁠

Improving lives at Uncommon.org is only possible because of the generosity of people like this. ⁠

Thank you!!
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Rachel recently finished our Design, Coding and Marketing crash courses and will now be specializing in Digital Marketing. ⁠
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You're doing great so far, Rachel! One step closer to launching your career in tech... You got this!

Rachel recently finished our Design, Coding and Marketing crash courses and will now be specializing in Digital Marketing. ⁠

You're doing great so far, Rachel! One step closer to launching your career in tech... You got this!
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CONGRATULATIONS FADZISO!!⁠
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Please join us in celebrating @fadziso_mashava for being hired as a UX/UI Designer. ⁠
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A few words from Fadziso to Uncommon...⁠
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"I just wanted to say thank you so much for the opportunity to join Uncommon. It's been a great 6 months; I've learned a lot, made some amazing friends and now, I'm ready for the next chapter of my career. I'll always be part of Uncommon in some way, for you have paved the path I shall take to success..."⁠
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When asked about Mentoring some of our future students, Fadziso said, "I was actually thinking of just that. I'd love to share my knowledge and help the next person. Whenever you feel I'm ready, just let me know!"⁠
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We're so proud of you Fadziso. As you take this next step forward, all we ask is that you continue to be bold, be creative, be ambitious, and always - be uncommon...

CONGRATULATIONS FADZISO!!⁠

Please join us in celebrating @fadziso_mashava for being hired as a UX/UI Designer. ⁠

A few words from Fadziso to Uncommon...⁠

"I just wanted to say thank you so much for the opportunity to join Uncommon. It's been a great 6 months; I've learned a lot, made some amazing friends and now, I'm ready for the next chapter of my career. I'll always be part of Uncommon in some way, for you have paved the path I shall take to success..."⁠

When asked about Mentoring some of our future students, Fadziso said, "I was actually thinking of just that. I'd love to share my knowledge and help the next person. Whenever you feel I'm ready, just let me know!"⁠

We're so proud of you Fadziso. As you take this next step forward, all we ask is that you continue to be bold, be creative, be ambitious, and always - be uncommon...
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Back in the classroom!! And loving every second!

Back in the classroom!! And loving every second! ...

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It is a real honor to work with the amazing heads, administrators and educators at our partner schools in Zimbabwe. Their embrace of technology and coding is outstanding, and gives us all hope for the future of Zimbabwe. ⁠
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Thank you!!

It is a real honor to work with the amazing heads, administrators and educators at our partner schools in Zimbabwe. Their embrace of technology and coding is outstanding, and gives us all hope for the future of Zimbabwe. ⁠

Thank you!!
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Special shoutout to some of our earliest Monthly Donors, @jennyfischer__ and Peter Schaeffer. Thank you for your unwavering support of our students in Zimbabwe!!

Special shoutout to some of our earliest Monthly Donors, @jennyfischer__ and Peter Schaeffer. Thank you for your unwavering support of our students in Zimbabwe!! ...

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The pandemic has had a particularly devastating impact on Zimbabwe's government schools, with only 37% of grade 7s passing the 2020 national exams and 88 schools reporting a 0% pass rate. ⁠
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We strongly believe that learning how to code at a young age impacts a student's entire academic performance. We can't wait to get back to delivering our free coding lessons soon!

The pandemic has had a particularly devastating impact on Zimbabwe's government schools, with only 37% of grade 7s passing the 2020 national exams and 88 schools reporting a 0% pass rate. ⁠

We strongly believe that learning how to code at a young age impacts a student's entire academic performance. We can't wait to get back to delivering our free coding lessons soon!
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