East African Coalition

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Members of the East African Coalition of Waterloo Region, Peace For All Canada, African Women Alliance and the CIVIC HUB are appealing to you to volunteer two to four hours a week and provide after school homework support for children in grade 1-12.   The projects will start on September 21/2020. We will start the homework support from the Civic Hub with all the necessary precautions for the children, families and our volunteers.

As you may have heard, immigrant children are academically falling behind due to structural violence which is exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19 on them and their families. Few immigrant households have access to online education materials, computers and access to reliable Internet.  Many immigrant families, kids and youth do not have mechanisms to communicate online during the pandemic. In addition, most of parents work in low income, physically exhausting and unpredictable working schedule jobs.  These factors make parents unavailable to support their kids during these difficult times of COVID-19.

The social economic impact of the pandemic, coupled with isolation has exacerbated their anxiety, stress and mental health.  That is why we call upon you to sand with immigrant children, their families and stand on the right side of history by volunteering your time to support them.

The after school program will support an estimated 100 children and provide in person and/or online homework support for grade 1-12 school age children.  In class sessions we will observe COVID-19 protocols including (maximum of ten students in class at time, with 2 feet distance, wearing of masks, etc.).

Project details as follow: star date is September 21, Monday and Friday from 5pm-7pm.

Contact us either by phone 519-7579-3800 ext.3 or civichub@waterlooregion.org if you wish to volunteer with the program.