Felix Unogwu is working round-the-clock. At the end of August, the first 55 women will begin various courses in basic digital skills, data analytics, and user experience/ user interface design. And starting in September, another 40 women and men will embark on a highly specialized Cyber Security Education offered in partnership with Microsoft.
The school is located only a five-minute walk from Malmö Central Station, at the Minc, a startup house established by the city of Malmö in 2002, overlooking the port. The Minc, boiling with business ideas and the incubator atmosphere, connects several companies as well as Malmö university, with other creative people.
– It is the perfect place to be for us and our students. First, because it offers opportunities for collaborations, and secondly, our target group is not used to being here, and it does something to your self-worth and confidence. It’s going to be a psychological journey. Not only for them but also for us, says Felix.
Stretching out a hand
He says it is like a healing process has started. He is working harder than ever, but sleeping better and feeling happier.
– When I came to this country, I was in a refugee camp, with no access to education and long hours of being in the camp, feeling scared and unwanted. A cloud of fear, nobody there stretching out their hands. When I see these people, it is like stretching out my hand to myself, many years ago, saying: You know, there is a way.