Aboriginal Literacy Foundation Inc.
Program Mission & Objectives:
The Aboriginal Literacy Foundation program started as a part-time program in 1990 geared to learners with basic literacy and upgrading needs. A full-time program today, it is open to motivated learners of Aboriginal descent, 21 years of age and older, who are functioning at below the Grade 10 level. The program is aimed at "where they are at and where they want to go".
The program is offered at two Winnipeg locations, the Aboriginal Centre and the Nor-West Learning Centre. Peer tutoring, one-on-one and group-discussion teaching methods are used. Literacy program components include family literacy, computer training, life skills, job preparation, community development and career exploration. One of the program requirements is that learners are expected to complete 12 hours of community volunteer work. At any given time there are about 135 learners participating in the program. The members of the Foundation's Board of Directors are all of Aboriginal descent.