Casting a Wider Net
As DataCamp Donates marked its third anniversary in Q3 2023, we surpassed a remarkable milestone of 90,000 scholarships donated to underprivileged individuals through our dedicated NGO partners. While we have witnessed larger quarters regarding the sheer number of scholarships provided, Q3 2023 held a unique significance. For the first time in our program's history, DataCamp Donates scholarships were utilized by learners across a staggering 150 countries worldwide.
But that's not all. In September, we achieved something even more eye-watering: we counted over 1,000,000 scholarship recipients through our DataCamp Classrooms and Donates programs since 2016! That's over a million unique DataCamp users that have received free at least six months of free Premium DataCamp access (oftentimes a full year or longer) through a DataCamp Classrooms teacher or a DataCamp Donates.
One of the ongoing goals of the program, besides ultimately helping underresourced people improve their earning power, is to ensure our scholarships are being delivered to a community as diverse and far-reaching as the globe itself. That’s because we believe that talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not, so we will continue to strive to work with partners in every territory where international laws allow us to provide aid. More on that later in our Quantitative Analysis.
DataCamp Donates Partners carefully reviewed individual applications and granted DataCamp scholarships to eligible applicants. These applicants may be unemployed individuals, refugees, victims of war or natural disasters, persons with disabilities, members of historically disadvantaged communities, students aged 16-26, and nonprofit research scientists working with health, environmental, and/or humanitarian aid data.
These esteemed DataCamp Donates Scholars received six to twelve months of unrestricted access to DataCamp's comprehensive curriculum, mobile app, certification, workspace, and a plethora of other valuable resources. If you work or volunteer for an NGO that could help us provide these opportunities to underserved populations, we encourage you to apply today to the Q1 2024 DataCamp Donates cohort!
Quantitative Analysis: Unveiling the Numbers
Q3 2023 witnessed DataCamp Donates contributing over 5,500 scholarships to 49 partner organizations, making it the third-largest quarter in our program's history. We accepted applications from 30 new and returning partners. Thus far, over 80% of these scholarships have been actively utilized by learners, and we remain committed to collaborating with our partners to ensure that all scholarships reach the hands of deserving underprivileged learners.
Furthermore, twelve of these 49 partner organizations were recognized for their outstanding contributions and were rewarded with additional scholarships for disadvantaged learners. These organizations demonstrated exemplary adoption and engagement rates within their first six months of partnership.
With immense pride, we acknowledge that Q3 2023 welcomed 16 returning partner organizations, each having demonstrated unwavering commitment to DataCamp Donates. These organizations have qualified for another year of scholarships, allowing us to continue making a meaningful impact together.
- United States of America
- United Kingdom
Nowadays, the majority of DataCamp Donates Partner applications come from NGOs in Nigeria, Pakistan, Egypt, and the Philippines. So we can continue to find and partner with like-minded organizations in new and underserved parts of the world, we will be raising the standard of acceptable quality for applications coming in from these four countries and focusing more on finding partners with established track records of success.
Now in Q4 2023, we are extending our efforts to empower learners in the Western Hemisphere who are struggling with poverty, unemployment, and other challenges that impede their access to education and career opportunities.
Heartwarming Success Stories
DataCamp Donates concluded Q3 2023 with over 1,900 success stories from its learners, representing verified full-time, part-time, and freelance positions, internships, admission or scholarships for undergraduate/graduate schools, and other accolades. Remarkably, 320 of these success stories were achieved in Q3 2023 alone. Here are a few recent success stories that have touched the hearts and minds of our team:
I used Datacamp to learn Excel, SQL and Tableau. I really liked the step-by-step explanations that helped me to understand the concepts. I use the concepts that I learned in my current job to analyze data and build reports. I love DataCamp!
Radhika T., Data Analyst Intern, ATLytiCS
I was unemployed for quite some time, and I used my DataCamp scholarship to strengthen my data analytics skillset. This gave me much-needed confidence to excel in interviews something that was not as easy before. I am now competitive in the job market.
Brill Nkomo, Senior Data Analytics Advisor, USAID
Max's hard work and dedication paid off when she secured an internship at Diageo's East African Breweries Limited. The comprehensive resources and hands-on experience offered by DataCamp played a significant role in her to excel in her role.
Developers in Vogue, Ghana
Additionally, DataCamp Donates learners have been crushing our Competitions and winning real cash prizes (up to $500 USD)! This can be a life-changing sum of money for disadvantaged learners living in depressed economies with high inflation.
- Muhammad Faizan and Muhammad Umar Anzar from GDSC DUET in Karachi, Pakistan teamed up to dominate the Ultimate Party Playlist competition.
- Afe Success Mevhare from Data Science Zimbabwe placed second in our Supply Chain Analytics Competition, while Adewale Olayemi from DSN Foundation placed fifth.
- Finally, Ivan Chavez, Data & Analytics manager for our partner Data Science FEM, created the best portfolio on DataCamp, according to the judges of our DataCamp Portfolio Challenge. Kennedy Waweru, a #DCDonates scholar in Kenya, placed fifth.
It should also be noted that DataCamp Classrooms teachers and students who also received free access placed in the top 5 of these competitions! Congratulations to all for participating.
Have you achieved professional success after utilizing DataCamp Donates? Share your inspiring story with us by completing this form, and you may be featured in a future post! Your privacy is paramount to us, and we will never share any personal information without your explicit consent.
Supporting STEM Educational Institute with the Yankees
Left to right: Jonathan Cornelissen (CEO and Co-founder of DataCamp), Nikisha Alcindor (CEO and Co-founder of STEM Educational Institute), and Nathaniel Taylor-Leach (Social Impact Manager of DataCamp) at Yankees Stadium
Many thanks to STEM Educational Institute and their sponsor, the New York Yankees, for inviting us to their special fundraising event. Over 15 DataCampers attended the game against the Brewers in the Bronx, and we were all blown away by the achievements of their young scholars, many of whom have been accepted into Ivy League colleges, and loved meeting all the talented, compassionate individuals who make the program such a success for at-risk youths.
We hosted some eye-opening live webinars last quarter. DataCamp Donates Scholars got a ton of value out of our interactive explainers of DataCamp Portfolios and Worskapce, leading to higher adoption of these new products. We also welcomed guests from the LIDE New Dimensions program to talk about how they are transforming the lives of underprivileged women in Ecuador with data literacy education. Bring some tissues if you watch that webinar because there are some truly inspiring stories of success after struggle in that one!
NGOs: Become a DataCamp Donates Partner today!
Thank you for reading about DataCamp's dedication to social impact. If you're involved with a non-profit organization, consider applying for the Q1 2024 cohort of DataCamp Donates. We collaborate with small and medium-sized non-profits, grassroots organizations, and student societies. As long as your organization has a functioning website or a live webpage on an official school website, you're eligible to apply.
With DataCamp Donates, there's no need to worry about purchasing or installing additional software. Our curriculum materials can be downloaded for offline access. Your organization will gain access to over 410 courses, DataCamp for Mobile, premium DataCamp Workspace, DataCamp Certifications, exclusive webinars and competitions, and a trusted partnership with DataCamp.
The application takes only 15-45 minutes to complete. Apply by 9 AM ET on Thursday, February 1, 2024, to empower your community with the opportunity to acquire new skills and transform their lives.
Benefits of Becoming a DataCamp Donates Partner
- Provide in-demand data and tech skills to your community members: Equip them with the skills they need to secure jobs in the growing tech industry.
- Empower individuals to improve their earning potential: Help them achieve financial stability and a better quality of life.
- Contribute to closing the skills gap and building a more equitable society: Bridge the gap between those with access to tech education and those without.
- Gain access to a comprehensive data and tech education platform: Utilize DataCamp's extensive library of courses, mobile app, workspaces, certifications, and more.
- Partner with a trusted leader in data education: Join forces with a company committed to social impact and providing high-quality education.
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