Reading to her sons a new skill for mom
Steve MacNaull | Kelowna Daily Courier Brandy Twist and her two young sons settle down on the couch and she starts reading Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham to them.Nothing unusual there. After all, the book is a children’s rhyming classic. But Twist, 29, was never a good reader. In fact, she had never read […]
We enjoyed great press during Family Literacy Week!
Reading to your kids might help them earn an extra half a million dollars. During a lifetime, a male with higher literacy skills makes an extra $585,000 and a female $683,000. This is Family Literacy Week in B.C., a good time to reflect on the importance of literacy and its increasing importance in an ever […]
Thank you Kelowna!
Your tremendous support of our 2014 Raise a Reader campaign is greatly appreciated. We raised more then $24,000 and this amount will be topped up by the BC Government.
Project Literacy Fills Gap – Daily Courier Article
The modern economy requires more of a job-seeker than having a few skills and knowing how to fill in an application. Most vocations demand college or technical training. To enrol for a program — especially a popular one, such as information technology — you need to pass an entrance test. Some students have to […]
Raise a Reader Day – Blog Post by Anna Jamkowy
Today was a great day. Not only was it the day of the annual national campaign for Raise a Reader, but it was a morning of engaging with the public and answering questions about a charitable cause first hand. Asking to donate is not easy. Fear of being rejected will likely top anyone’s list – […]
Our Tutors Say
Last year, we conducted a survey of our dedicated volunteer tutors. During the past year, about 125 tutors provided individual instruction in many different areas of literacy to over 470 learners. Tutors often express enormous satisfaction with their volunteer experience and with the help they receive from the staff at Project Literacy but the Board […]