Community project building

Students are rewarded by their efforts and offer thanks for help received

A group of five students volunteered our time last weekend and successfully painted the common room. There were enough leftover supplies to paint a few more rooms.

A group of five students volunteered our time last weekend and successfully painted the common room. There were enough leftover supplies to paint a few more rooms.

Selkirk College students would like to give thanks to Rona Building Centre in Castlegar for their support. We would greatly appreciate this act of kindness to be recognized in your newspaper.

Selkirk College offers a variety of programs at the Castlegar campus in the Human Services department. The Social Service Worker Certificate Program is one in particular that offers a course exploring community resources. Within this course, students are required to conduct a community project that will target and benefit a need in one of our surrounding communities.

As you may know, the WINS Transition House services our local area and offers a safe haven for women and their children while leaving abusive and violent relationships. During our community visit to this non-profit facility, we were overwhelmed with the poor conditions. Although there are many repairs that need to be addressed, we felt by simply painting the interior, it will provide a warm environment to help in the recovery of the women and children during their stay. With the permission of the staff, we decided to take on the task.

With the generous support from the Rona Building Centre in Castlegar and Home Hardware Building Centre in Trail, we received all of the donated supplies needed to complete the project. Our group of five students volunteered our time last weekend and successfully painted the common room. There were enough left over supplies to paint a few more rooms.

Many women and children accessing this facility live in poverty and we are pleased to take away from this experience, our efforts will bring relaxation and calm to their temporary housing.

Thank you for consideration to post our gratitude in your newspaper. If you require any further information about the project please feel free to contact Selkirk College student, Tanya Wahoski at 250-505-4237

 

Sincerely,

The Students of the Selkirk College Community Project.