Friday, July 9, 2021

Prince Rupert groups among those to gain funding for literacy programs

The Province of British Columbia is providing an additional 2.9 million dollars in funding towards literacy programs to be provided for 128 communities.

The announcement from Tuesday by Advanced Education and Skills Training Minister Anne Kang highlighted the services that the program provides to those communities.

“The everyday impact of building literacy on our communities will be felt for generations. Literacy and numeracy programs help people fill out application forms, understand health information, help kids with their homework, establish household budgets, and read and understand labels. It goes beyond that, too. For many adult learners, literacy programs are an important first step in an educational journey to post-secondary studies as they work toward career and life goals for themselves and their families.”

The Community Adult Literacy Program which is administered through Coast Mountain College and will se funding directed to two Prince Rupert groups.

Change Makers' Education Society, which use the money for it's Cultural Learning Connections program and the Rave Tales Revival program.

North Coast Immigrant and Multicultural Service Society is also on the list of recipients with their share to go towards their work with their Community Adult Literacy Program

You can learn more on their programs below:

Change Makers' Education Society

North Coast Immigrant and Multicultural Service Society

The Community-based Indigenous, adult and family literacy programs are provided for free and delivered by community organizations, Indigenous-led organizations and public post-secondary institutions. 

The Literacy programming typically includes one-on-one tutoring and small-group instruction, which support all levels of literacy.

The full list of recipients across the province can be reviewed here.

More notes on community themes can be found from our archive page.


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