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Student Spotlight: Nabila Qadiri Kohistani Nabila Qadiri Kohistani, an Afghanistan native, has been in Rochester since early April of 2019 and is studying English while working on digital literacy at OACES.  She participated on a student panel on June 20 as part of a World Refugee Day Celebration. She was also selected to receive a laptop in a giveaway that … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Nabila Qadiri Kohistani
Student Spotlight: Yamila Gonzalez Cabeza Congratulations to Yamila Gonzalez Cabeza for being selected to receive a laptop at the World Refugee Day Celebration held on June 20, 2019 at OACES on 30 Hart Street. The giveaway was sponsored by Office of Adult & Career Education Services (OACES) and Digital Literacy as a way to celebrate local refugee’s perseverance and growth … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Yamila Gonzalez Cabeza
Thousands of RCSD students to get free home internet The Rochester City School District will offer free home internet access to any high school student who lacks it beginning in September, it announced Monday; the culmination of a years-long campaign to bring all district students into the internet age. RCSD was chosen to participate in the 1Million Project Foundation, affiliated with telecommunication provider Sprint. Every student lacking reliable home internet … Continue reading Thousands of RCSD students to get free home internet
Refugee Recognition in Our Area In honor of World Refugee Day, several local refugees and organizations received honors from the Rochester City School District’s Office of Adult and Career Education Services and Literacy Volunteers of Rochester’s Digital Literacy Program. A few refugees shared stories about their hard-earned paths to their new home. WXXI News Report 13 WHAM News Report Two … Continue reading Refugee Recognition in Our Area
World Refugee Day Celebration & Laptop Giveaway According to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, there are more than 25 million refugees in the world today. Thousands of refugees have resettled in Rochester over the years. In an effort to draw attention to the plight of refugees around the world while commemorating their courage and resilience, UNHCR established World Refugee Day, an international … Continue reading World Refugee Day Celebration & Laptop Giveaway