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Google aids refugees with Chromebooks

Google.org has announced a grant support of $5.3 million aimed at organizations that are working directly with refugees arriving from Siria and other conflict zones to Germany.

Google.org has announced a grant support of $5.3 million aimed at organizations that are working directly with refugees arriving from Siria and other conflict zones to Germany.

Through the support of the program Project Reconnect from NetHope, Google will be able to provide Chromebooks to those that work directly with those in need. Interested NGO’s can apply directly and use the tech for things like language learning, education and much more.

The Google Chromebooks have proven themselves as great tools for educational purposes, and the best thing is that they are automatically kept up to date with the latest features and apps. This means a central administrator can offer relevant programs, content or materials depending on the need to the NGO’s.

In October, Google created a mobile microsite with key information for people who had just arrived in Germany, as well as updating its Translate service to help people from the Middle East navigate German and English signs.