New Refugee Services of TX Program

Photo of RST StudentCongratulations to our new class of technology students! Partnering with the Refugee Services of Texas, AFN was awarded a Hyatt Community Grant to provide digital literacy classes to adult refugees in Austin.

Our bilingual instructor Astrid Duenas recently worked with Spanish speaking students fromIMG_0391 Cuba and Honduras. The adults were eager to learn new computer skills despite their daily obstacles living in a new place with limited resources. Three of the women walked an hour to class, since they did not have access to transportation.  The course was three weeks long and consisted of nine class sessions. The students learned about Internet security, using Gmail and Google applications, and worked on resumes. These are absolutely vital skills in searching for jobs and maintaining self-sufficiency in America today. AFN will be offering classes throughout the year.