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Victoria Funds Adult Literacy Programs

Sunday, September 6, 2015 @ 4:00 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The provincial government is providing a $64,494 grant to help improve adult literacy in northern, B.C.

The money will go to the following organizations in Prince George, Valemount and McBride:

– Prince George Native Friendship Centre – $18,000
– Robson Valley Support Society – $23,367
– Valemount Learning Society – $13,359
– Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy – $9,768

The money comes from the $2.4 million Victoria has invested in adult literacy programs in 75 communities over the next year.

“Funding is distributed to non-profit community groups to offer free literacy training that is easily accessible in local places such as schools, Aboriginal friendship centres and community centres,” reads a government news release.

“The program is tailored to suit the needs of any adult with low-literacy ability, and is delivered by trained volunteers offering one-to-one tutoring or small-group classes.”


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