Literacy Program for Women:
WMRCC of Durham in partnership with the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Durham Chapter have been engaged in enhancing women’s literacy skills. Through this program, women are provided with the opportunity to work one on one with teachers who assist them in their identified areas of needs. A social worker or counsellor including students and volunteers from WMRCC are always available on hand at the program to support women just in case they have any pressing issues to discuss during the session.
This program is designed to enable women and newcomer women to acquire some skills to assist their children with home work, assist the women with their school assignment as well as up-grading their english and maths skills.
Testimonies from WMRCC Clients
It feels so good to have someone to talk to; someone who understands the issue and sensitive to my feelings. I am always looking forward to coming to my counselling session every week!
Today I hesitated quite a bit before coming to this session. I contemplated cancelling the appointment but here I am leaving a different individual from the one who walked in. I feel so much lighter after my session. These counselling sessions present an opportunity to feel free and clear my mind of negative and other thoughts of hopelessness.
This agency was there for me in the early nineties when majority of the community did not know how to deal with a Muslim woman like me, for that I will always be grateful.