Summer literacy outreach program celebrates hard work

Newcomer families and their volunteer tutors gathered together at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House on July 18. With Scrabble games, jelly beans and vegetarian biryani, they celebrated all the hard work the families had completed over winter and spring, as they learned English.

Volunteer tutors go into homes where newcomer mothers and their children work to improve their English and their knowledge around community resources. These mothers often can’t get out to join classes or meet new people, so the volunteer tutor is a welcome visitor!

At the summer dinner party, tutors and families ate wonderful summer food, played games together and danced with African street performer Keeske.