Literacy programs get government financing

LOCAL GROUPS who provide literacy programs to adults will receive money from the Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP).

  • Jan. 10, 2012 9:00 a.m.

LOCAL GROUPS who provide literacy programs to adults will receive some money from the provincial government’s Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP).

Getting a piece of the pie are Northwest Community College / Kermode Friendship Society and Northwest Community College / Volunteer Terrace, the government announced today.

CALP projects receive up to $40,000 each to provide instruction and support to adult learners in everything from basic literacy to high school completion.

Projects are delivered through partnerships between community groups and B.C.’s public post-secondary institutions.

Most offer one-on-one tutoring by trained volunteers, small group classes and other types of learning tailored to adults, Aboriginal learners, young parents and others in the community in need of support.

Seventy-two community adult literacy projects are being supported this year; that’s eight more than last year.

The program is expected to benefit close to 8,000 British Columbians.

In all, the government is providing $2.4 million to the Community Adult Literacy Program for 2011-12.

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