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IELTS: Quick Six Important Test Listening Tips

Top Six Quick Listening Tips for candidates taking the IELTS:

  1. You may not hear the same words exactly as you see on the question paper
  2. You should also listen for paraphrases
  3. If you miss an answer go on to the next one
  4. Remember the questions are in the same order as the information you will
    hear in the recording
  5. Check the word limit given and stick to it
  6. Check your spelling at the end

More New Educational Skills Development Programs in Canada coming soon!

Skills For Hope has been working on initiating, assisting and supporting more educational skills development programs in Canada. Discussions are taking place with some Canadian registered charity organizations to see where and how Skills For Hope can assist, and of course, meet its primary goal of making a positive and constructive impact on the lives of those in need. Watch this space!

How can the UN Women “He for She campaign” support greater educational opportunities for females? The Answer.

From an educators point of view, the He for She campaign launched by the UN Women’s organization and highlighted by Emma Watson, [click here to watch the video] is a great initiative. This is because it raises awareness of the crucial role that males can play in increasing educational opportunities for females. In my teaching experience, I have noted that when fathers, brothers uncles or granddads, actively support the educational endeavors of the girls in their families, it generates academic success.

Even while teaching English as a Second Language to girls in need, in the virtual classroom, I have noted that the assistance of the father or the brother is very valuable. The brother who will take and wait for his sister outside the centre’s classroom, so that she can safely attend the classes; or the father who will discreetly bring his work computer home so that his daughter can access the online lessons, are just a couple of examples from a list of many. Perhaps, we should now take this campaign further, and discuss how it can be translated into relevant practical strategies that can be implemented by males to support the education of girls and women. This would result in a positive impact on the educational opportunities for females and their academic success, which in turn would move forward the mandate of equal opportunities for females, in the wider arena.

Skills For Hope Partners Again with SOS BC Canada!

Skills For Hope was happy to partner again with SOS BC Canada and assist Jason, a member of the Village. Jason was accepted into University and due to his vision related issues, desperately needed a laptop with special features. So SFH responded to SOS’s call and donated a laptop with warranty. All at SFH also wish Jason every success in his future studies. Thank you to Sayed Tejani and Aleena Punjani for their efforts in this project.

Boys Hostel Gets Desktop Computers

Skills for Hope donated 25 desktop computers and 5 UPS’s at a Boys Hostel/Home in Uttar Pradesh, India, because the hostel had lacked IT resources. The hostel is home to about 143 boys who are happy and well cared for by the staff. The computers will have a strong positive impact for many years on the boys’ development of skills and their future.

Adopt A Skill supports Sports Skills at BGC BC Canada

Sayed Tejani and Rafael Wood adopted Sports Skills at the Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC. Sports equipment ranging from hockey nets to dodge balls were donated and presented to the kids and the team. The BGC is a valued charitable organization that provides many different services and programs that help youths in the community. The kids were so excited and could not wait to start using the equipment. A huge thank you to Sayed and Rafael for their time and efforts. Also a big thank you to Marcie, the Director of Resource Development at the BGC of South Coast BC for collaborating with us!

Skills For Hope donated TOEFL Learning Resources

TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) Resources including books and CD’s were donated to a few high school students in the Middle East. These books will help to improve the students’ Academic English Skills and help them ace their TOEFL at the end of their high school years.

Skills For Hope Launches its Unique Adopt a Skill Program

Adopt a Skill Program is officially launched!

This unique Program gives you as an individual or a group the opportunity and the resources to share your skills with others in need. These skills can include academic, computing, vocational, sports, entrepreneurial, or recreational, which improves the quality of their lives.

If you as an individual or a group want to volunteer or/and need resources for a Skills development program contact us on Facebook or email us at [email protected]

Share a Skill, Change a Life!

Skills For Hope Supports SOS Children’s Village BC Canada

Skills For Hope has been working on ways in which we can support SOS Children’s Village British Columbia, Canada, an incredible non-profit organization that supports foster children and vulnerable youth’s development.  Earlier this week, laptops and accessories were presented to Leah, the Events & Community Relations Manager with SOS Children’s Village BC, Canada. These items are going to be used by the children and youths at the Village Centre for their IT and Academic Skills development.

The entire team at the Village Centre were so welcoming and appreciative, and we cannot wait to go visit them again soon. Also a big thank you to Sayed Tejani for his help and support on this Project!