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Somali-Canadian Cultural Society runs an important Homework Help Program throughout the school year to help students keep pace with their school subjects and succeed academically.
“Had it not been this after school program I would not have achieved what I achieved now. I have attended this after school program for my last two years of high school. This is reason why I am now back to help out the homework club” (Canadian Somali community volunteer, 20 years old 3rd year Science student: University of Alberta).
This program has significantly helped my kids. The program had number of quality activities that filled the time of my kids. Because of this program I now have three of my kids attending University of Alberta and one is in apprenticeship program where is now studying Power Engineering program at NAIT: Somali Canadian Father!
The after school program has helped my kids with their homework. I am single mother who cannot afford hiring tutor. I was fortunate enough to have this program. I was new into the country and did not have communication skills and the education needed to help my kids. This was wonder program. I will never forget it” .
“I feel coming here makes me a better person, nicer person. Coming here motivates me to do my homework, receive mentoring and interact with group students who are my age. It is fun to be here. – I feel a sense of responsibility – gone the days of hanging out with bad friends and neglecting my homework” .