To celebrate the achievements our participants have accomplished in 2019 and look forward to the future, the Adult Literacy and Skills Development Program at AHC held our annual “Celebration of learning” on Dec. 12, 2019. Over 100 participants including teachers, students and their families, performers and volunteers attended this event. Mr. Aftab Khan, AHC’s Executive Director, delivered a welcome speech to the audience. As the distinguished guest, Ms. Debbie Clark, Executive Director of Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association (ECALA), one of AHC’s founders, sent her warm greeting to the participants.
The celebration program was very rich, including presentation of certificates, learning experience sharing, teaching experience sharing, and multicultural performances – music, dance, and signing. The celebration also included door prizes, food, and Christmas gifts with Santa Claus for the Children. 65 students from our English, Computer, Senior English class and Leadership Training programs received their certificates.
Students shared their learning experience at AHC and felt very proud of themselves for the great progress and achievements they have made through participating in ALSD programs. For example, students from Senior English Class reported that many of them had very little, even zero English when they attended the class in mid-August, 2018. Only after more than one-year learning, they were able to speak some simple English daily sentences already and can do many things such as going shopping, participating in multicultural events in other communities and taking buses independently. The class sang two English songs at the celebration. Everyone was very impressed by their progress. Instructors who worked for ALSD program were very happy to see many of their students receive certificates and made incredible progress and improvement. All the participants and their families enjoyed the celebration tremendously and liked the performances presented by FV music group from University and Alberta and from our partner organization- Immigration Community Alberta Network (ICAN). In particular, the children were very happy to receive gifts kindly donated by Santa’s Anonymous and have the photo with Santa Clause.
View images from the event below!