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24 Aug 2018 description
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While refugees seek economic opportunities, most financial institutions, whether local microfinancing organizations or traditional banks, are unwilling to serve refugees because they are perceived as too risky. But as refugees experience protracted periods of displacement—sometimes upwards of 20 years—the real need for economic stability and even growth becomes more pressing.

10 Aug 2018 description
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By Sybille Fleischmann, Project Lead, NetHope – Project Reconnect

“I am an Iraqi refugee, in Germany for two years and seven months. I regularly joined the study group (using Chromebooks at the library) in Bogenhausen, and was able to complete my language tests and the integration course. The language training at the computer was very useful for me.”

— Samer, refugee, Chromebook user

22 Jun 2018 description
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As we observe World Refugee Day today, NetHope’s mission comes into sharp focus: To improve the human condition.

When NetHope considers the 65.6 million people around the world forcibly displaced from their homes—more than 22.5 million refugees, half of whom are children—there is urgency to this mission. We are reminded of what we all have in common. On the most basic level, these individuals have the same aspirations we all have for ourselves and our families: to live a safe, fulfilling life.

21 Jun 2018 description
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We all know that cellphones and the internet have revolutionized how we all perform our work and daily lives. But access to phones is also transforming the lives of refugees escaping war zones and persecution in Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere in the Middle East.

10 May 2018 description
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By Frank Schott, Vice President of Global Programs

Today, NetHope joined the Clinton Foundation in announcing NetHope’s commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery. The announcement was made at a launch event at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. It’s inspiring to join others who are committed to this work.

28 Mar 2018 description
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By Theresa Ritzer, Project Reconnect

On the ground floor of the refugee welcome center in Potsdam, Germany, a small internet café invites residents to research or study online. The nonprofit organization, Refugees Emancipation, has installed internet access and equipped the welcome center, a big residential facility where refugees live when they first arrive in Germany, with Google Chromebooks received through Project Reconnect.

09 Mar 2018 description
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Every Monday and Wednesday afternoon, the Serlo Lab School in Munich opens its doors to students from the neighborhood. There, experienced educators and teachers-in-training offer free math tutoring to high school students who need extra practice. Among these students are young refugees, who use the opportunity to catch up on topics that were not covered in their schools back home, or that they may have missed during migration. All students use Google Chromebooks, donated by Project Reconnect, and online content and exercises from the learning platform Serlo.org.

08 Nov 2017 description
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by Sybille Fleischmann

18 Jan 2017 description
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NetHope Communications Team
nan.hall@nethope.org | 206-604-5118
kristin.kalning@nethope.org | 425-281-6665
Google.org Communications Team
Roya Soleimani, press@google.com

09 Jan 2016 description
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Posted by Lauren Bowen

23 Oct 2015 description
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By Revi Sterling

Seeing What We Want to Believe