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Newcomer Background: Reading Books and Literacy Project

newcomer background: Together with the Ottawa Public Library and Capital Welcomes, Sakhniya will draw up a list of easy-to-read books and short stories aimed at young newcomers aged 10 to 15, and challenge them to read as much as they can, according to CBC. The goal, he said, is to foster a love of reading and encourage English literacy skills. Now, after moving to Canada in April 2016, Sakhniya has won a 1,000 grant from Awesome Ottawa for a new literacy project called Newcomer Reads. Coming from a newcomer background, I've seen that many of our youth are not too involved in reading books, and it's really something that makes my heart a bit broken, he said. Syrian children find comfort in numbers at Ottawa elementary school Syrian refugees clean Ottawa park to say thank you to community that welcomed them Sakhniya said as a child, reading wasn't a big part of his life. It's something I really want to change. ( As reported in the news.