Student Coders From 6 Nations Hack for Holocaust Survivors

The Fellowship  |  April 22, 2021

Hands stacked on top of one another.
(Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv)

Young innovators got together for a virtual Heroes Hackathon in Jerusalem to assist Holocaust survivors and help them share their stories, reports Israel21c:

“There were no prizes; it was just people volunteering to create products for the benefit of mankind,” says Lion Ben-Ness Vanunu, CEO and founder of Brave Together, the Israeli nonprofit that initiated the annual hackathon last year at multinational corporation Synamedia’s R&D center in Jerusalem.

“Our NGO’s main goal to inspire people to look at Holocaust survivors as heroes and to look at their stories not as a history lesson but as a springboard to activity,” Ben-Ness Vanunu tells ISRAEL21c.

Two of the products answered a need expressed by organizations that work with survivors for user-friendly, sophisticated solutions to recruit, match, and manage volunteers and reward their efforts.

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