Adult Learning and Literacy

2021 Council of the Federation Literacy Award in Manitoba

Adult Learning and Literacy is pleased to announce Malika Aukteava as the Manitoba 2021 winner of the Council of the Federation (COF) Literacy award. This year, Adult Learning and Literacy received 12 submissions from programs across Manitoba. Congratulations to all nominees.

We would like to thank the 2021 COF Literacy award adjudication committee. Jo-Anne Saunders, Literacy Coordinator of Swan River Literacy Program; Cat Cogle, Program Coordinator of Steps to Success and Chris Laurie, Outreach Librarian for the Winnipeg Public Library offered their time and dedication to review the 12 COF submissions and select Malika Aukteava as a winner.

Malika Auktaeva entered Stevenson-Britannia Adult Learning Centre as a literacy student in 2019/2020. She successfully transitioned into the adult learning centre and graduated in June 2021 with a Mature Student High School Diploma. Malika came to Canada as a refugee from Tajikistan. Her life story is one of resiliency in the face of extraordinary trauma and adversity. A single mother of four children, Malika is a tenacious, self-motivated learner who volunteers in her community and helps her peers with academic and personal concerns. Once Malika entered the high school program, she returned to volunteer in the literacy program. Malika’s goal is to become an Educational Assistant. She hopes to find reliable employment and be a role model to help her children realize their full potential.

Council of the Federation Literacy Award Manitoba

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