Tower Scholars donate laptops to refugees to help them learn English

Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars Kovan Barzani and Thomas Schmedding donated 11 laptops to refugees in Dallas to help them learn English as part of a group project for a class.

Barzani, Schmedding and four of their classmates submitted their project for Engaged Learning funding and used the money to buy the laptops and download a software program that will teach the refugees English.

“There’s so many barriers that exist for language development and getting those resources to people quickly, especially right when they get here, will help them so much as they go through,” Barzani said.

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