As the global socio-economic gap continues to grow - hundreds of millions of people are living in extreme poverty (less than $1.90 a day). Poverty also accounts for other dimensions as well as financial capital but also lack of access to: work, health care, nutrition, education, sanitation, housing and infrastructure etc. This lack of access creates a so-called poverty cycle and therefore economies are unable to financially grow and evolve. Providing work opportunities where these young talents can further establish themselves in the western IT market will not only solve the issue of an IT workforce shortage in the future of the Dutch economy, but also bridge the gap between (global) social economic classes by enabling minorities with decent job opportunities.
Brain drain is another prevalent issue (also known as a human capital flight) which is the process of emigration of highly trained or qualified people from a particular country and can occur on several levels. Geographic brain drain happens when talented professionals flee one country or region within a country in favor of another. Often because they sense instability, a lack of opportunity within the country/company, or they may feel that they can realize their career goals more easily elsewhere. This has everlasting negative effects on the individual’s origin country as economies struggle to develop and thereby lose those who are important in such development. This is of growing concern worldwide because of its impact on the health systems in developing countries. These countries have invested in the education and training of young health professionals. This translates into a loss of considerable resources when these people migrate, with the direct benefit accruing to the recipient states who have not forked out the cost of educating them. The intellectuals of any country are some of the most expensive resources because of their training in terms of material cost and time, and most importantly, because of lost opportunity. IT Experts, however, have the comfort and security of employment from home. Thus, meaning, the Experts are also able to stay in their home-countries and contribute to the local economy and its growth.
For us, this socio-economic gap is unexplainably unjust and hence we are on a mission to help break the poverty cycle and ensure socio-economic development is met to bridge the enormous inequality gap which exists today.