This should be an exciting project for any teacher looking to make a difference in the life of a deserving person. There are a number of refugees who are heading to Canada within a year or two, thanks to Canada’s private citizen sponsorship program. As their sponsors, we know the best way to spend the waiting period is for them to improve their English – and teachers are the best people to teach them!
Our students have a medium-to-good grasp of English. And since their applications are already in process (with all the required paperwork by refugee organizations like the UNHCR), they are in a good mental state to learn. If you decide to participate, your time commitment would be a one hour lesson by phone, once a week.
Please email us if you would like to attend a 45-minute virtual information session that would give you a chance to ask questions.
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