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Bowmanville Rotary & Matawa First Nations Literacy Initiative
Bowmanville Rotary & Matawa First Nations Literacy Initiative
Bowmanville Rotary & Matawa First Nations Literacy Initiative
Bowmanville Rotary & Matawa First Nations Literacy Initiative
Bowmanville Rotary & Matawa First Nations Literacy Initiative
Bowmanville Rotary & Matawa First Nations Literacy Initiative

Bowmanville Rotary & Matawa First Nations Literacy Initiative

Goal $11,000.00
Remaining $1,440.00

Bowmanville Rotary embarked on a Bursary & Literacy Initiative with the Matawa First Nations. The Matawa First Nations oversees the education requirements of 10 First Nations Communities in North-western Ontario, five of which are remote fly-in communities.

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In November of 2008 the Honorable Paul Martin was quoted as saying, “the single most important thing that one can do to enable aboriginal Canadians to participate in everything that society has to offer is education.

With this in mind Bowmanville Rotary embarked on a Bursary & Literacy Initiative with the Matawa First Nations. The Matawa First Nations oversees the education requirements of 10 First Nations Communities in North-western Ontario, five of which are remote fly-in communities.

Beginning in 2008 with $4000 we are now investing $11,000 annually in University, College & Apprenticeship Bursaries as well as Literacy programs (both individual and classroom) at the Secondary & Elementary level. This past year we have been able to add prizes for proficiency in Aboriginal Languages.

As of 2015 the Post Secondary Awards are ongoing as the student completes his or her studies. We at Bowmanville Rotary are particularly proud that most years several of our members have travelled to Thunder Bay to personally present these awards.

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