We're proud to support Amaanah Services, as they help young people find educational opportunities, and support their families in the run up to the holidays.
Earlier this year, we began working with Amaanah Services to supply laptops to young refugees working to graduate High School and find themselves a place in college.
In many cases, the opportunities available to this community are limited by financial barriers and a lack of resources and equipment.
For refugee kids fleeing war, famine and oppression, a laptop can be a vital lifeline. Internet access opens up a world of educational resources, helping them develop their language skills and increase their chance of graduating alongside their peers in the local community.
Amaanah Services provides in-class teaching assistance to Texas school districts, helping to nurture and support children as they acclimatize to their new surroundings.
Kader received a Renegade laptop and is attending Lone Star College this year.
Amaanah was founded in 2008, when a group of students from the University of Houston sought to address the needs of Houston refugee families, mothers, and children.
The charity now has 15 years experience helping families build a home in Texas, offering long-term programs to help refugees become fully self sufficient.