Top of the South Community Foundation (‘the foundation’) has confirmed a donation of $6,500 to English Language Partners Nelson Marlborough to assist with the coordination of programmes and the purchase of resources.
This donation comes through the the foundation relationship with The Tindall Foundation (‘TTF’), supporting the Family and Social Services sector across the top of the South Island.
English Language Partners Nelson Marlborough (‘ELP’) delivers English language programmes to adult refugees and migrants living in the top of the South Island.
ELP programmes give people who do not have English as their first language the ability to communicate confidently and effectively so they can settle successfully in our community.
The people of Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman have warmly welcomed refugees and migrants into our communities. Once in New Zealand, refugees and migrants experience unique challenges. A positive settlement is greatly assisted by English language education, which equips them to better meet these challenges.
the foundation Executive Officer, David Kerr, said “One of our goals with The Tindall Foundation is to assist migrants, refugees and people of other cultures to participate fully in society and to express their cultures and unique attributes as assets for themselves, their communities and New Zealand.
the foundation were impressed with the work of the local English Language Partners team helping migrants and refugees to settle in our communities. Having spent large parts of their lives in refugee camps, some refugees coming to this region are pre-literate, meaning they may not be able to read or write in their own language. This adds a significant level of complexity for the ELP team helping these new residents to fully interact in the English language.
Trustees also appreciate that the benefit of this donation will support activity across Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman.” Read the full article from the Nelson Weekly.
The next round under this the foundation/TTF funding partnership closes on 16th August 2016. Details of the application criteria can be found on www.tindall.org.nz and www.nbcf.org.nz . Potential applicants are encouraged to begin the application process well in advance to allow time to complete the two-stage application process.