25 mentees | 25 mentors | 12 weeks | 1 community
Mentees and mentors are matched based on stories, experiences and goals
Each mentorship pair focuses on the mentee’s goal for 3 months
We support and track the mentorship through our online platform
A close-knit, safe and inclusive community for mentees and mentors
At NextBillion.org, we are a community where people with disabilities connect with industry leaders to build empowering mentorships. Our vision is to build an inclusive society by breaking down the barriers and stigma around disabilities.
If you have any kind of disability (visible or invisible) and are interested in tech, you’re eligible to apply as a mentee. Example: High-school students, university students, young adults, professionals, job seekers.Time commitment: 2 hours per week
If you have professional experience in the field of technology (may or may not have a disability), you can be a mentor. Example: Experienced professionals, disability experts, technology veterans and entrepreneurs.Time commitment: 2 hours per week
70% of our team has disabilities. We’re here to support you.
We’ve spent our whole lives innovating to navigate a world that wasn’t built for all. If you pay attention everywhere you go, you'll notice that society has been built with little to no effort to be accessible to all of its members. Our infrastructure, school systems, and job opportunities often exclude people with both visible and invisible disabilities. Yet in spite of this inequality, in spite of those challenges, people with disabilities constantly persevere and move society forward.