Your partner for career opportunities and fair wages

Walikuku connects enthusiastic IT Professionals from Sri Lanka to attractive Dutch companies. This is how you build your career in a computer-science-related field, gain access to professional growth opportunities, and help strengthen the Sri Lankan economy.

Job opportunities

Active employers

Available internships

Full-time jobs

Satisfied students

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One solution for three problems

 

Thousands of young people in Sri Lanka are eager to start an IT-related education and career but often lack the financial means to achieve this. Jobs in Sri Lanka may pay below fair wages and offer sub-standard working conditions. In the Netherlands, there are over 100,000 software/IT vacancies, with companies regularly fighting for talent.

Walikuku facilitates the financing of student loans and guarantees students a job with a fair salary at a Dutch IT company, whilst working from Sri Lanka

Your study fund

The study fund is filled by our partners with subsidies and donations. These funds are then used to offer you, students, a loan to follow IT-related education. For example, you might choose a computer science or an information technology degree. To be suitable for the study fund, you must have completed your high-school studies, possess an intermediate+ level of English, and meet your target educational program’s entry requirements. 

  • Education & living loans
  • Flexible payback system
  • Tailored to your financial needs

Professional growth

Walikuku has strong partnerships with local educational institutions. We aim to facilitate your studies and professional growth to be ready for a position at our Dutch partners. All study fund and job candidates go through a qualitative selection based on skills, personality and language to ensure your readiness to enter the job market. Should you need further assistance, Walikuku can provide you the resources to advance your skills.

  • Job-related guidance
  • Career advice
  • Long-term focus

Build your career

As a member of our talent pool we connect you to one of our IT partners, allowing you to work in one of our available Sri Lankan offices for an international company. You will be paid a fair salary and have job security by being offered a job after your studies. All students in the study fund are offered opportunities during their study (internships) and after (full-time or senior positions). Choosing us from the start means you learn and grow in an attractive company culture.

  • Professional opportunities to match your professional seniority
  • Growth
  • Multicultural environment

The organization

 

Walikuku works together with the Kalapuwa Foundation, which has been active in Sri Lanka since 2014 and has an enormous track record and network.

We aim to facilitate and support your studies and work life. We are in contact with local educational institutions, take care of registrations, provide student finance, guide you during your job search, offer employment opportunities, and follow your work to help you advance in your field. In addition, we take care of the administrative so you don’t have to.

There is always local support from Dutch people on-site to guide you during your onboarding. We also offer you the possibility to work with Dutch programmers in Sri Lanka for a period of 1 to 2 weeks, so that you get accustomed to the work, pace, and remote collaboration runs optimally.

Read the latest

student stories

Harsha

Graduate | Information Technology

My name is Harsha and I’m an aspiring information technology student at the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology.
My preferred languages are python, java, and I used selenium for automation. I am very open and see value in working in teams to reach bigger goals. My current priority is to finish my degree and start an IT career either as a software engineer or data scientist. My goal is to become a software quality assurance engineer.

In my free time I like to read and sing with my parents.

Thushan

Graduate | Information Technology

Hello, I am Thushan and I am 23 years old. I am a 3rd year undergraduate in BSc (Hons) Information Technology at the Sri Lanka Institute of Technology. I would like to develop my career in either software engineering, website development, or UI/UX design. I am teaching mathematics and programming languages to several students. Over the years, I came to realize the importance of group communication and building connections, and I am developing time management and leadership skills for my future job.

In my free time I enjoy singing, composing music, swimming and reading books.

Sarangi

Graduate | Information Technology

My name is Sarangi and I am 23 years old. I am a 3rd year undergraduate in BSc (Hons) Information Technology at the Sri Lanka Institute of Technology. I continuously look for learning opportunities to develop my professional knowledge and become a mobile application or web developer. I value respect, loyalty and dependability. I aim to gain practical experience by interning and developing analytical thinking skills to offer quality code to my future employer. This way, I make sure I am prepared and ready for a full-time job.  

In my free time I like to read and watch movies with friends.

Join the Walikuku talent pool

 

Can we help you finance your studies? Do you wish to join our talent pool? Are you looking for IT job opportunities in the Netherlands? Then join our talent pool and we will contact you with the latest opportunities.

Lisa Daalderop

 

Project Manager

community@walikuku.com
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In collaboration with Kalapuwa

Since 2014, the Dutch Kalapuwa Foundation has been active in Sri Lanka to provide sustainable development aid in the fields of education, entrepreneurship and the underprivileged. The focus is on the Kalapuwa Peninsula, where the effects of the devastation and
consequential damage of the 2004 tsunami are still visible.

Wali Kuku is working with the foundation to help even more students in a scalable and sustainable way.

In collaboration with Kalapuwa

Since 2014, the Dutch Kalapuwa Foundation has been active in Sri Lanka to provide sustainable development aid in the fields of education, entrepreneurship and the underprivileged. The focus is on the Kalapuwa Peninsula, where the effects of the devastation and
consequential damage of the 2004 tsunami are still visible.

Wali Kuku is working with the foundation to help even more students in a scalable and sustainable way.

In collaboration with Kalapuwa

Since 2014, the Dutch Kalapuwa Foundation has been active in Sri Lanka to provide sustainable development aid in the fields of education, entrepreneurship and the underprivileged. The focus is on the Kalapuwa Peninsula, where the effects of the devastation and
consequential damage of the 2004 tsunami are still visible.

Wali Kuku is working with the foundation to help even more students in a scalable and sustainable way.

In collaboration with Kalapuwa

Since 2014, the Dutch Kalapuwa Foundation has been active in Sri Lanka to provide sustainable development aid in the fields of education, entrepreneurship and the underprivileged. The focus is on the Kalapuwa Peninsula, where the effects of the devastation and
consequential damage of the 2004 tsunami are still visible.

Wali Kuku is working with the foundation to help even more students in a scalable and sustainable way.

In collaboration with Kalapuwa

Since 2014, the Dutch Kalapuwa Foundation has been active in Sri Lanka to provide sustainable development aid in the fields of education, entrepreneurship and the underprivileged. The focus is on the Kalapuwa Peninsula, where the effects of the devastation and
consequential damage of the 2004 tsunami are still visible.

Wali Kuku is working with the foundation to help even more students in a scalable and sustainable way.

In collaboration with Kalapuwa

Since 2014, the Dutch Kalapuwa Foundation has been active in Sri Lanka to provide sustainable development aid in the fields of education, entrepreneurship and the underprivileged. The focus is on the Kalapuwa Peninsula, where the effects of the devastation and
consequential damage of the 2004 tsunami are still visible.

Wali Kuku is working with the foundation to help even more students in a scalable and sustainable way.

In collaboration with Kalapuwa

Since 2014, the Dutch Kalapuwa Foundation has been active in Sri Lanka to provide sustainable development aid in the fields of education, entrepreneurship and the underprivileged. The focus is on the Kalapuwa Peninsula, where the effects of the devastation and
consequential damage of the 2004 tsunami are still visible.

Wali Kuku is working with the foundation to help even more students in a scalable and sustainable way.