Mobile Digital Literacy lab for refugees in CO

by Teach by Tech, Inc.
Mobile Digital Literacy lab for refugees in CO
Mobile Digital Literacy lab for refugees in CO
Mobile Digital Literacy lab for refugees in CO
Mobile Digital Literacy lab for refugees in CO
Mobile Digital Literacy lab for refugees in CO
Mobile Digital Literacy lab for refugees in CO
Mobile Digital Literacy lab for refugees in CO
Mobile Digital Literacy lab for refugees in CO
Mobile Digital Literacy lab for refugees in CO
Mobile Digital Literacy lab for refugees in CO

Project Report | Jun 23, 2022
June Update

By Linnie Pawlek | Executive Director

Dear Teach by Tech supporter,

Our Mobile Digital Literacy Lab has seen incredible success since implementation in Februrary 2022. We now have 15 laptops and 2 hotpsots that are providing refugees access to devices. We have served over 125 adult refugees with digital literacy training and computer set-up.

In 2019 and 2020, Colorado resettled about 450 people each of those years. By comparison, nearly four times that number have arrived in Colorado since September of 2021, with new families arriving at Denver International Airport daily and weekly. The lack of available housing placed many new arrivals in temporary housing. It is here where Teach by Tech began teaching with our mobile digital literacy lab. We began working on the ground teaching people how to set up computers, create email accounts, read and send emails, navigate the internet, create Connecting Colorado accounts to find jobs and gain confidence using technology.

Afghans are not the only refugees coming to Colorado. Working with the Asian Pacific Development Center we were able to expand our digital literacy skill classes to refugees from Burma, Bhutan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Benin and Ethiopia. These students were able to improve their computer skills and move into intermediate categories of learning. Many participants were excited to use their new skills in their current jobs or leverage their new skills for a better job. 

We are so excited for the new partnerships we have developed and the generous support we have received from donors like you. Our work is creating new possibilities and enhancing opportunities for refugees seeking new skills and transitioning to their new lives in America. Thank you for your continued support!

Warm regards,

Linnie Pawlek

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Teach by Tech, Inc.

Location: Arvada, CO - USA
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Project Leader:
Linnie Pawlek
Arvada , CO United States

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