The mission

To improve the lives of conflict-affected people through the use of technology and innovation

HITL Stars

This program offers asylum seekers and refugees the opportunity to learn new skills and increase their employment prospects. It has 3 components:

  • 3 months of digital skills training
  • 3 months of English language tuition
  • Career counseling

The first two cohorts of the HITL Stars program were generously funded by the Bulgarian Fund for Women.

HITL Business Stars

Our new 12-week training programme for refugee entrepreneurs will give them a head start in setting up their own small business, and will include:

  • Support with business plan development
  • Basic graphic design to create logos and marketing materials
  • Basic training on how to create a website or online shop using Wordpress

The first cohort of the HITL Business Stars program is made possible due to the support of the Andan Foundation.

English language partnerships

English language skills are key to anyone working as online freelancers or in the IT industry. We were therefore delighted to start a three month long program matching asylum seekers and volunteers from Tuk-Tam to meet online once per week and practice their English language. 26 people participated in the most recent edition of the program.

Meet a professional

It's difficult trying to find a job in a new country! That's why Humans in the Loop and Tuk-Tam organized online meetings between refugees and Bulgarian professionals who work in a sector that they are interested in. Each of the participants was given personalized feedback on their CVs and interview skills, as well as advice about finding suitable job and training opportunities.

Training of Trainers

We regularly organize ToT sessions with NGOs working with conflict-affected people in other countries, so that they are equipped to train their beneficiaries on image collection and annotation. To date, we have held ToT sessions for NGOs in Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Turkey. A further pilot in Portugal is planned in 2021, with support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.


Our Impact

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People trained
Conflict-affected people who have participated in our courses
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Courses organized
Number of courses in digital skills, English, IT and other topics
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Hours of training
Number of hours of training provided to conflict-affected people
Who we are

Our Team

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Zoe Holliday


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Iva Gatzina

Training Coordinator

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Fouad Mukarker

Social Impact Intern

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Danai Vasiliadou

Social Impact Intern

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Ghazaleh Alhabib

Teaching Assistant

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Lana Alnaeb Ghassan

Teaching Assistant