Xavier Niel, a technology entrepreneur from France, is the founder of École 42, a non-profit coding school.
The model for the school was largely inspired by the problems associated with traditional post-secondary education, which in many cases, is known to rack up life-long debts for students without providing them with the resources necessary to pay them off. At École 42, anyone who is interested in learning how to code has the ability to do so, no matter their economic standing. With his 2013 campus proving successful, the billionaire behind the endeavor is looking to expand École 42's range.
The second campus was recently opened in California, where students will not only learn to code, but have access to 600 dorms. In addition, Xavier Niel is also offering loans to those in need and "access to high-quality internships for the most disadvantaged." With this, students leave with a highly employable skill set that isn't penalized by crushing interest rates.
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