Projector Foundation launched the first training groups for women with the support of She's Next Empowered by Visa

Visa provides 56 grants for displaced women for educational courses in Motion design, Mobile Apps Design and IT Project Management


KYIV, May 19, 2022 – Expanding the She’s Next Empowered by Visa global initiative in Ukraine, Visa supports the Projector Creative & Tech Foundation, which will provide free training to 5,000 female Ukrainians forced to flee abroad or displaced within the country in 2022. 

Since the announcement of the training courses, the Foundation has already received more than 50,000 registrations from women with completely different stories and motivations. The first stream, which will include three educational groups, is to be implemented with the support of Visa within the global initiative She's Next Empowered by Visa:

  • Motion design – 16 students. 
  • Mobile Apps Design – 20 students
  • IT Project Management – 20 students

With this program, the company seeks to help women and girls look towards promising technological and creative professions - to work, be independent and integrate into the European creative & tech environment.

“After the launch of the foundation, we received significant support from the IT market and the creative cluster, individuals, opinion leaders and companies. Visa has given 56 women the opportunity to learn - and it's a great case of a responsible business and corporate position during the war," commented Oleksandr Trehub, CEO and Co-Founder of the Projector Institute. 

"The Projector educational program, supported by Visa as part of the global She's Next Empowered by Visa initiative, will help women gain the knowledge and skills they need to start a new career or transform and further develop their business. Such assistance is extremely important for adaptation to new realities and further sustainable business development. In partnership with Projector and the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, we strive to provide educational opportunities and support to as many women forced to seek new career paths as possible. We believe that this initiative will help each participant find a source of inner strength and inspiration for new projects", said Svitlana Chyrva, Visa Country Manager for Ukraine and Moldova.

The Foundation continues its fundraising campaign and invites international donors, companies, and individuals who wish to contribute to supporting Ukrainian women to cooperate. 

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About Visa

Visa (NYSE: V) is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories each year. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere and see access as foundational to the future of money movement. Learn more at 

About She’s Next Empowered by Visa

A global initiative to support women entrepreneurs as they build, sustain and advance their businesses. Visa supports a range of programs around the world focused on small businesses as well as women business owners.

Within this initiative, Visa seeks not only to provide women with the basic knowledge to start their own business, but also to inspire them to conquer new heights, strengthen their self-confidence and develop leadership qualities that can be useful in any field.

About Projector Creative & Tech Foundation 

Charitable educational foundation established by the Projector Creative & Tech Institute in March 2022 to support Ukrainian women who lost their homes during the war. The foundation provides free scholarships to study one of the ten creative & tech specializations.

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Olena Gavinska
Corporate Communications Director, Visa CISSEE
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