Project Literacy was pleased to host an Open House for our funders, long-time supporters and volunteers. The Learning Centre was at capacity as over 30 guests enjoyed live music, interactive games and time to talk and catch up with each other. Our Board President, Ruth Walper recognized our funders and community partners, including The United Way, the Central Okanagan Foundation, Colin and Lois Pritchard Foundation, Kelowna Community Resources and Kelowna Women’s Shelter.
Our Executive Director, Paul Zuurbier spoke of the importance of literacy in reducing poverty and supporting a healthy community. He expressed his gratitude to the over 150 volunteers that support Project Literacy each year, dedicating their time and effort to improve the lives of individuals.
Project Literacy was originally established in 1986 and continues to provide free literacy support to children, women, men and immigrants seeking to improve their potential, their employment opportunities, and their sense of belonging.