It’s only been a few months since the award, but one recipient of a Technology Matching Fund Grant is already doing great things.
The Coalition for Refugees from Burma is featured in the International Examiner for its work promoting digital equity and critical computer skills. 2015 was the third time CRB received a grant and it’s obviously built a solid foundation. According to the article, “CRB’s project Nexus: Connecting Newcomers with Technology is a program focused on teaching computer literacy courses, training parents of school-age youth to support their children’s education, and offering enrichment programs that engage youth with high-tech concepts and careers. As part of the project, CRB will also buy 10 new laptops for refugees to use throughout computer training courses.”
It’s even expanded to reach out “to address technology equity among a broader spectrum of newly-arrived refugees, which include refugees from all of the world, including Burma, with the help of partnering organizations, Somali Youth and Family Club (SYFC) and Seattle World School.”
The Technology Matching Fund seeks to improve digital equity by connecting populations that have limited access to technology, empowering residents with digital literacy skills, building capacity for diverse communities to use technology for civic participation. This project definitely fits that vision.
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