The first step towards independence
You know what’s worse than living in a country where you can’t speak the language? Living a country where you can’t speak the language during a pandemic!
Many newcomers to Canada have a front row seat to the disruption caused by COVID-19. Not only do they find themselves isolated in a foreign land, but for refugees who can’t speak English, their ESL classes (English as a Second Language) have come to a halt. Schools, churches and community centres where the classes were once held have closed their doors and all learning has gone online. Unfortunately, many people accessing these courses don’t have computers, laptops or ipads to make the switch to digital learning.
Aaron, a 22-year-old high school grad from Ethiopia, arrived in Canada at the end of last year. As a resident at Matthew House, he desperately wants to continue his English studies as he sees this as the first step towards independence in his new country.
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$200.00 of $200.00 target
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May 14, 2020