250 laptops for Refugee Students

Amaanah Refugee Services, Commissioner Lesley Briones Precinct 4, and the Harris County Public Library Digital Access Program teamed up this month to deliver 250 laptops to refugee students.

Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones, and the Harris County Public Library are proud to announce their partnership in distributing 250 Chromebooks with built in T-Mobile hotspots to refugee students. The Harris County Public Library received a federal grant to expand internet connectivity to communities that have historically been underserved County, Harris County nearly 600,000 household lack internet connectivity, and with more connectivity means more opportunities for our community.

On Saturday May 6, 2023, Amaanah Refugee Services and Precinct 4 gave out the laptops to refugee students. In addition to the laptops, each student received a gift card and a box of GirlScout cookies from the ILM Academy Girls Scout Troop.

“We are delighted to partner with Commissioner Lesley Briones and the Harris County Public Library to support refugee students,” said Jida Nabulsi, CEO of Amaanah Refugee Services.

“Access to technology is critical for academic success, and we are proud to provide these laptops to help bridge the digital divide for these students.”

Amaanah Refugee Services is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping refugee youth and women thrive in their new community through education, social services and community building.

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