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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.

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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!

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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

Not only is Tafadzwa quickly becoming a great designer, he’s maturing into an awesome leader on our team!

He’s currently the only student in our design department without a mentor. If you or someone you know is a UIUX Designer and wants to make a huge difference in someone’s life - please reach out about becoming a mentor today!!

Keep pushing Tafadzwa, we’re with you. You got this ✊✊✊

Not only is Tafadzwa quickly becoming a great designer, he’s maturing into an awesome leader on our team!

He’s currently the only student in our design department without a mentor. If you or someone you know is a UIUX Designer and wants to make a huge difference in someone’s life - please reach out about becoming a mentor today!!

Keep pushing Tafadzwa, we’re with you. You got this ✊✊✊
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We love challenging our team to do more than they thought they could, to be different, to be uncommon.

We love challenging our team to do more than they thought they could, to be different, to be uncommon. ...

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We are so grateful for all of the amazing students in our after school coding program. Their enthusiasm, joy and skill is so inspiring!

We are so grateful for all of the amazing students in our after school coding program. Their enthusiasm, joy and skill is so inspiring! ...

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Join us in driving long-term economic development for entire communities through free technology education!

Join us in driving long-term economic development for entire communities through free technology education! ...

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Since Ivy joined Uncommon, she has been an absolute star. In less than a year, she’s gone from being a student, to helping us improve & design our coding curriculum.⁠
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Ivy, we are grateful for your hard work and dedication - keep inspiring us!!⁠

Since Ivy joined Uncommon, she has been an absolute star. In less than a year, she’s gone from being a student, to helping us improve & design our coding curriculum.⁠

Ivy, we are grateful for your hard work and dedication - keep inspiring us!!⁠
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Shout out to Gab & Luke Tantillo!! Two amazing people from one amazing family. Thank you for being such awesome supporters of our program. We are so grateful!!⁠
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@gabtantillo @chiefgeno

Shout out to Gab & Luke Tantillo!! Two amazing people from one amazing family. Thank you for being such awesome supporters of our program. We are so grateful!!⁠

@gabtantillo @chiefgeno
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We believe in the potential of every child! We'd love to have you join us in inspiring & empowering Zimbabwean youths to be the future leaders of the world.

We believe in the potential of every child! We'd love to have you join us in inspiring & empowering Zimbabwean youths to be the future leaders of the world. ...

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So much of a person's life trajectory is decided by where they were born. That just doesn't seem right to us. ⁠
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Internet and computers have the power to give everyone an equal chance at improving their lives. You can join us in our fight for equality by becoming a Monthly Donor. ⁠
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Already a donor? Invite a friend

So much of a person's life trajectory is decided by where they were born. That just doesn't seem right to us. ⁠

Internet and computers have the power to give everyone an equal chance at improving their lives. You can join us in our fight for equality by becoming a Monthly Donor. ⁠

Already a donor? Invite a friend
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Don't tell him but when Anesu was in our high school program he was one of the fastest learners we've ever had.  After graduating, he joined our Bootcamp and took immediately to web development. ⁠
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This year he'll be teaching Front End Development and is being mentored by the ultra talented @b4kedziti. It's hard to believe he's just 19...we can't wait to watch this story develop 🎥

Don't tell him but when Anesu was in our high school program he was one of the fastest learners we've ever had. After graduating, he joined our Bootcamp and took immediately to web development. ⁠

This year he'll be teaching Front End Development and is being mentored by the ultra talented @b4kedziti. It's hard to believe he's just 19...we can't wait to watch this story develop 🎥
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Without a doubt, we underestimated the impact that volunteering and teaching kids would have on the young adults in our Bootcamp. ⁠
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Giving back is paramount to what we do at Uncommon, but teaching is about more than just that. The experiences our young adults gain by working with students every day has immense value in regards to their workforce readiness.

Without a doubt, we underestimated the impact that volunteering and teaching kids would have on the young adults in our Bootcamp. ⁠

Giving back is paramount to what we do at Uncommon, but teaching is about more than just that. The experiences our young adults gain by working with students every day has immense value in regards to their workforce readiness.
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