Project Literacy Kelowna

Organization Type: Education & Schools
Address: 1635 Bertram Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2G5
Contact: Christine McWillis
Phone: 250-762-2163

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We match adults who want to upgrade their literacy skills (English or math) with suitably skilled volunteertutors. We provide our tutor-learner pairs with lesson plans, learning resources and ongoing support. Atgiven time we manage more than 100 tutor learner matches.
Approximately two thirds of our learners are new to Canada. Approximately 75% of all our learners (thoseborn here as well as those born elsewhere) need to upgrade their literacy skills in order to enhance theiremployability.
Many of our learners are trying to get a college education. They may have dropped out of high school, ormaybe they graduated but didn’t do well enough in English or math to get into, say, a trades or healthcareprogram. Others can’t afford the time or money to return to school but have to improve their literacy skills ifthey hope to find a job that pays enough to support them and perhaps a family.

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Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain.

Helen Keller

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1635 Bertram Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2G5

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