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PARTNERING TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAMMING

Project Literacy Kelowna Society and the Launch Community Development Foundation recently got a boost in the development of their financial literacy partnership. Building on the strengths of each organization, the duo is excited to move forward with improving access to financial literacy programming. A recent donation by the Kelowna Executive Roundtable will allow the partners to offer a new session of facilitator training in the programs curriculum.

Once the training is completed, some new program facilitators will be able to deliver the traditional group programs while others will enhance access to financial literacy programming with a new one-to-one delivery model.

“We recognize that one learning style is not appropriate for all learners and we are committed to work together to enhance the delivery of the financial literacy curriculum through one-on-one instruction” says Project Literacy Kelowna Society Executive Director Christine McWillis, “It is believed that this enhancement will increase the number of people who access financial literacy services in the Kelowna area.”

Amber Kotak, Program Manager for Launch Community Development Foundation says, “Together, we hope to improve the lives of individuals by empowering them through education and equipping them with skills to direct and manage their money. We believe that as we build confidence and capacity in individuals, the community at large will benefit.”

If you are interested in learning more about this program or becoming one of the new volunteer facilitators please visit the organizations online, in person or by calling them directly.

For more information please call Christine at Project Literacy.