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So far, Bethany Christian Services’ refugee program has received ten laptops for resettled families through LEAP, Treetops Collective received nine, and the African Resource Center received four. All three organizations are based in Grand
Treetops Collective is a nonprofit connecting refugee women and girls with people and opportunities in their new community. Their LEAP laptops were given to high school students for homework use.
“We’ve already heard from [the girls] about how helpful it is and that they’re now able to go home and work instead of staying after school for long hours,” wrote a Treetops staff-member. “[LEAP is] setting these students up right as they get back to school this month. A working computer in the home makes a huge difference for homework needs.”
The African Resource Center (ARC) runs after-school programs for resettled students and is using LEAP laptops to tutor kids in 3rd through 12th grade. Currently, all 32 students enrolled in the organization’s programs are utilizing the laptops for typing, math, language arts, science, and social studies.
“I have heard very encouraging words from their parents,” said Bernard Ayoola, Executive Director at ARC. “It might take a while, but I strongly believe these laptops are indispensable to getting these kids up to speed academically.”
A laptop can be donated to a resettled student in the United States for $50 through Tent Schools International. Learn more and donate a laptop today.