New Canadians Centre launches Computer Literacy Training program for adult ESL Learners

October 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, partners across the not-for-profit sector have identified that many people experience difficulty in accessing services and staying connected because they are not familiar with technology and lack the equipment in order to get online. The can can be said within the newcomer community in Peterborough.

With support from the United Way of Peterborough & District COVID-19 Emergency Community Support fund, the  New Canadians Centre is partnering with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board to organise and deliver a computer literacy training course for adult ESL learners at PACE. ESL Instructor Ron Jewer is working with co-facilitator Samar Sallam to support 18 adult learners. This training will run until the end of October. Watch this space for more information on how it went!

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