There’s an old saying…
…that goes something like “Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you’ve fed him for a lifetime.” Through teaching individual’s literacy and the nine essential skills we give people the ability to look after themselves for a lifetime. Literacy is a tool that will allow a person to create his/her own solutions in the future.
Percentages of Canadians with below desired literacy and numeracy rates are staggering: 49% for literacy and 55% for numeracy; this means almost 6 in 10 Canadians do not have the desired level of numeracy skills. People from poor families as well as the long-term unemployed, seniors, native people, prisoners, people with disabilities, and racial and cultural minorities all have higher rates of both illiteracy and poverty. Poverty has a direct link to illiteracy and vice versa (National Adult Literacy Database, Movement for Canadian Literacy, Literacy is for Life, Fact Sheet #9, Literacy and Poverty).
Literacy for Life relies on volunteers to make a difference in our communities. We are a small but mighty organization that wants to desperately change the literacy levels in our communities, however with growth in population and changing needs due to immigration and the economic downturn our cup is full. We need help to build our volunteer management program so we are able to continue to offer programs that make a difference in people’s ability to work and participate fully in the community and family. Join us and contribute to the cause! Your donation will make a difference in people’s live. Please share our cause so others have the opportunity to join us!
For every increment of $20.00 in donations your name will go into a draw for a limited edition, signed copy by authors, photographers and dignataries of the Stories of the High River Flood Book. 2 Books available for the draw. Check out this website for more information on the book.
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