To put these newcomers on the road to self-sufficiency, federally-funded programs provide cash assistance as well as job readiness and employment services. Sarah Zaman of VOA's Urdu Service visited an adult learning program in the state of Maryland to see how refugees, who cannot speak English, are taught the most basic skill they need to thrive in America.
Bicycles helped empower women in the 20th century. But in the 21st century, some prefer a more powerful machine - the motorcycle. Sarah Zaman from VOA's Urdu Service tagged along with members of "Women in the Wind," a women-only motorcycle club to find out what it means for women to roar down the road together.
As drone technology becomes more affordable, more people are experimenting and earning a living with drone photography. Professional drone photography depends on both the capabilities of the advanced machines and the skills of the men and the women operating them. Sarah Zaman of VOA's Urdu service reports.