Adult Learners In The Fraser Valley Benefit From Literacy Funding

By November 21, 2016Education

Submitted. Communities in the Fraser Valley will benefit from one-time targeted funding of $177,917 for the University of the Fraser
Valley to support adult-literacy programs.

Trained volunteers teach the adult-literacy programs, offering one-to-one tutoring or small group classes. Each program is tailored to suit
the needs of adults with low reading, writing and/or math skills.

Local community organizations deliver the programs in partnership with public post-secondary institutions in their regions. The partnerships
encourage the transition of adult learners from community adult-literacy programs into post-secondary studies and employment training.

Provincial funding for community adult-literacy programs is distributed to not-for-profit community groups to offer free training that is
easily accessible in local places such as schools, Aboriginal friendship centres and community centres. In 2016-17, 91 grants will be
funded, supporting 9,000 adult learners in B.C.

The funding for the University of the Fraser Valley is part of $2.4 million announced today toward community adult-literacy programs that
will help adults in 85 communities throughout B.C. improve their reading and math skills.

Since 2001, the Province has invested more than $27 million in community adult-literacy programs, helping approximately 109,000 adults
improve their reading, writing and math skills.


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