What is the significance of the name “R2 Social”?
The name R2 Social, pronounced “R-squared Social”, was chosen to signify our desire to create social impact as well as our backstory. Two of our three founders have refugee backgrounds and a great desire to help refugees. So the “R2” stands for “the power of refugees helping refugees.”
What is the significance of R2 Social’s logo?
Our logo combines our two focuses—tech and refugees. The coding brackets are in the shape of the letter "r" to emphasize on refugees. Add the two circles, and they becomes two refugees embracing one another. The color blue was chosen to symbolize water as it renews and gives life. Many refugees also have to cross oceans to escape prosecution and war, and find new life.
How is R2 Social helping refugees?
Most people have the impression that refugees only need daily necessities like food, clean water, and shelter. In actuality, they need all of those things and more. Apart from the daily essentials, they also need job training and rehabilitation. R2 Social aims to help them with the last mile.
There are humanitarian organizations already on the ground doing relief work. R2 Social’s goal is specifically to empower refugees through technology training, professional development, and job placement so that they can be self-sustainable and contribute positively to society.
There is both a desire from the refugees to receive tech training, and a current tech-talent shortage globally. Our approach is to leverage idle talent with world-class tech training to simultaneously fill the talent gap and provide employment for refugees.
How can I partner with R2 Social?
We welcome hiring partners, training partners, and infrastructure partners.
Hiring partners can be companies or organizations looking for tech-talent, and are interested in hiring our developers.
Training partners can be companies or institutions who have expertise in tech-training, especially in blockchain and AI.
Infrastructure partners can be individuals or entities who are interested in creating social impact through an input of capital and resources.
Whether you fall into one or more of those categories, please get in touch to see how, together, we can shape a better future for the displaced population and the world.
If you have any more questions, or simply just have some ideas and suggestions for us, then please do not hesitate to contact us.