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Q. Who can take this program?
A: Our classes are designed for adult English language learners, however our workforce training classes are open to everyone.
Q. Do the classes need to be taken in a particular order?
Q. Where do I find the videos?
A: Videos used in class can be found in our individual Google Classrooms. Email your instructor for the link or code.
Q. Can I have your materials so I can teach neighbors at my local library?
A: No. But if you would like to partner with Teach by Tech , please contact us.
Q. I'm a resident. Can I take your classes?
A: There is no residency requirement to take Teach by Tech classes.
Q. Why do you focus on just women and girls?
A: All people are welcome in our classes. However, traditionally women and girls have been denied access to education. Studies highlight the positives of educating women and girls. Educating girls and women:
would add billions to the world economy
leads to decreases in child marriage
lowers the early birth rate
decreases infant mortality
narrows the pay gap between men and women
provides role models for future generations and decreases the likelihood that daughters will drop out of school
Q. What's the difference between a refugee, an asylum seeker and an immigrant?
A: A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her home because of war, violence or persecution, often without warning. They are unable to return home unless and until conditions in their native lands are safe for them again. An official entity such as a government or the United Nations Refugee Agency determines whether a person seeking international protection meets the definition of a refugee, based on well-founded fear.
An asylum seeker is someone who is also seeking international protection from dangers in his or her home country, but whose claim for refugee status hasn’t been determined legally. Asylum seekers must apply for protection in the country of destination—meaning they must arrive at or cross a border in order to apply. Then, they must be able to prove to authorities there that they meet the criteria to be covered by refugee protections. Not every asylum seeker will be recognized as a refugee.
An immigrant is someone who makes a conscious decision to leave his or her home and move to a foreign country with the intention of settling there. Immigrants often go through a lengthy vetting process to immigrate to a new country. Many become lawful permanent residents and eventually citizens. Immigrants research their destinations, explore employment opportunities, and study the language of the country where they plan to live. Most importantly, they are free to return home whenever they choose.
Q. Why educate refugees and immigrants?
A: For refugees, receiving an education is the best way to become full members of their host countries. Regular migrant workers and their children benefit intellectually and socially from attending school, where they learn about the society in which they are living. Asylum-seekers, awaiting a decision about their future, need basic language courses – especially if they are unaccompanied minors. For undocumented migrants, access to a basic education provides stability and a semblance of regularity in their lives, besides increasing self-esteem. The right to education requires states to provide access to educational services and financial resources, so that no one is deprived of basic schooling, at the bare minimum.
Q. Why are there so many refugees in Colorado?
A: Colorado has long been a destination for refugees and immigrants because of our thriving economy and opportunities. In 2017 then Gov. Michael Hancock signed Executive Order 142 establishing Denver as a safe and welcoming community for all.
Q. Do you have tours for school groups?
A: No. We often travel to different sites around around our community in order to overcome obstacles to education that many of our clients face.
Q. Is there an age requirement for volunteers?
A: Yes. We require that all volunteers are 18 years of age or older.
Q. Can I get college credit if I intern with you?
A: This depends on the agreements outlined with your institution of higher learning.