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Literacy gets a boost in South Okanagan

The Okanagan Regional Library’s South Okanagan Community Literacy Program, facilitated by Okanagan College ($39,600), and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, facilitated by Selkirk College ($80,000), will receive funding this fiscal year to support their respective adult literacy programs.

Adult learners in Oliver, Osoyoos, Okanagan Falls and Grand Forks will get help to improve their literacy and numeracy skills, and advance their education and career goals thanks to government funding for the Community Adult Literacy Program. The province is providing $2.4 million to support 68 community-based adult literacy projects in 2012-2013, benefitting close to 6,400 British Columbians.

“Since 2001, we’ve helped more than 75,000 adults around B.C. improve their literacy skills. No other fundamental skill is as important, and this funding will provide a welcome boost,” said Boundary-Similkameen MLA John Slater.

 

 

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