IPKO Foundation has shown extensive support to organizations, projects, and individuals who exemplify the core values that IF’s mission tries to instill. Apart from providing financial support to innovative and sustainable projects, the Foundation has proven to be the prime advocate of the development of the community in an effort of building the next generation of leaders with a digital vision for Kosovo. By investing in the future, IF makes sure that its objectives are put into practice.
Besides the implementation of several projects throughout the year, IPKO Foundation has invested in the empowerment of the community by offering financial support to Prishtina Hackerspace.
Hackerspaces are community-operated physical spaces which have been in existence for many years in various places around the world largely independent from government sponsorship. Each hackerspace is an autonomous entity, but they all share the same philosophy of having fun building things together. The very same philosophy has been brought to Prishtina.
Prishtina Hackerspace is a coworking open experimentation space established by FLOSSK exclusively for technological, educational, cultural and scientific purposes. The aim of the space is to:
Provide workspace, equipment and other resources for communal use by all members;
Encourage continued and after-school learning through workshops, classes, seminars and mentoring;
Create a safe and open environment for experimentation in technology and art.
During 2014, IPKO Foundation has aided the establishment of Prishtina Hackerspace by investing in the aforementioned space and offering financial means so that Prishtina Hackerspace can function properly and engage in multiple activities. Thus, IF has had a major say in the development of spaces where the community can prosper.