Telus Community Board Grant: Learn to Tech Project.

Jun. 14, 2024

GPPL is excited to announce that we're the recipients of a $10,000 grant from the Telus Community Board Grant to go towards our upcoming Learn to Tech project. The grant focuses on supporting youth up to age 29 in Canada experiencing obstacles in reaching their full potential through funding health/educational initiatives.

The Learn to Tech project will refresh GPPL's classroom laptops by fall of 2024. In 2023, these laptops supported a variety of programs and classes, including Basic English & Work Skills Class (BEWS), English for Ukrainians, Graphic Design with Canva, Writing SOS Workshop, Introduction to Computers, Financial Information 101, Microsoft Office Basics, Homebuyers Seminar, Coding Basics, Internet Security, Career Planning/Resume help, and more. These programs are hosted by GPPL staff or members of the community.

The Learn to Tech project funding will update our laptops in order to continue offering our existing programs sustainably into the future. We also aspire to expand our program offerings to things like content creation (video/audio) and more coding-based courses, things that we can’t offer currently due to the hardware limitations of our current laptops.

At GPPL we believe that no-cost education and training are critical in supporting youth and other equity deserving groups, allowing for the opportunity to obtain new skills with no barrier to entry. Thank you to the Telus Community Board Grant for providing us with the funding to continue and grow.