Funding for CBAL promotes adult learning

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy have a received a little help from the provincial government to provide programs.

  • Dec. 6, 2012 4:00 p.m.

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy have a received a little help from the provincial government to provide programs to adult and family learners in the community.

The provincial government announced $30,000 in funding for adult literacy programs and $40,000 for family programs last week.

The funding across the province totalled $2.4 million for 68 community-based literacy programs for 2012 and 2013 through the Community Adult Literacy Program. That means 6,400 B.C. residents will have accessed to literacy programs when they need it.

Each literacy group like CBAL uses the funding to provide worthwhile services including one-on-one tutoring, small classes and programs that target adults, Aboriginal learners, young parents and others.

“Literacy is essential to an individual’s self-esteem and productivity,” said MLA for Kootenay East Bill Bennett. “It enhances personal life, family life, and community life. I am proud to be part of a government that invests in adult literacy programs and contributes to the improved daily life of our citizens and their families.”

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