We hope you enjoyed the unofficial kickoff weekend of the summer! How was your Victoria Day long weekend?
Can you imagine navigating the pandemic without reliable wifi? Trying to attend school and submit assignments without a computer? Or sharing one device among five or more people in your household? Many of the refugees we serve are in this position, doing the best they can in an increasingly digital world without access to technology or the digital literacy skills to thrive.
With the support of the Hallman Foundation – “Support the Pivot Fund” – Reception House is embarking on a new project toensure that refugees arriving in our community have access to, and can make the best use of digital tools and technologies to improve their lives.
“Digital literacy is increasingly essential for refugees settling in our community - as health, education and community services have transitioned to virtual in response to Covid-19. This initiative will ensure refugee families have technology access and support to build their digital literacy from the point of arrival.”
We are very grateful to the Hallman Foundation for recognizing the urgency of this work, and investing in newcomer families in our community. Stay tuned to learn more about our progress.
Want to learn more? Contact:
Marika Galadza, Project Manager, Digital Engagement
The concept of time lost is familiar to many of us, especially with the pandemic: it is the time when our lives get off course. We envision an ideal life for ourselves and make plans. However, fate deals us new realities — whether we like them or not — and we can only do our best to live through them with dignity, and never give up.