The Hebron Story - the most sustainable solution for social issues
Hebron's story began in 2016 with the founding of the non-profit
education charity organization
IT Academy Hebron.
Hebron's aim is to help orphanage graduates and other underprivileged youth in Ukraine. Hebron's students receive full board; psychological, spiritual, and medical support; modern education in software engineering, English language, and critical thinking.
As a charity without government funding, Hebron struggles financially. Education is expensive, and it's not easy to find mentors and teachers. The question of being dependent on grants and fundraising was frequently raised.
Therefore, Hebron's founders devised a model leading to
sustainability, by creating a for-profit
company HebronSoft to provide funding and professionals to help Hebron.
With the help of HebronSoft, Hebron students have a place for internship, mentoring in a profession, fostering a better education program and real understanding of software company functioning, and permanent employment.
As a social company, HebronSoft meets the following requirements: HebronSoft gives hiring preference to employees from socially disadvantaged backgrounds for 10-50% of active workforce.
Profits generated by HebronSoft and not used for its expansion are directed to social needs, not to shareholder dividends.