This year Muslim Social Services Kitchener-Waterloo is holding a “Run and Fun After School Program”, to help foster a desire to read in young, school-aged children. This program is being headed by one of our interns, Deepak Sapkota. Below you can read more about the program and Deepak’s work;

“As an MSS student intern, since April 5, 2017, I have been leading an exciting after school program for children from the Nepalese and Bhutanese community of KW. MSS offers this program in cooperation with the KW Tenant Group and Community Planning and Development Lead Social Development Centre, Waterloo Region. Besides the children, their parents also have an opportunity to learn about parenting as well as other issues to help them integrate in the Canadian society. The main aim of this project is to ensure the children’s positive behavior, healthy lifestyle, and better attitudes towards reading, all imparted through fun and games.

Besides, my engagement with these newcomer families in the community is to make them feel a sense of safety and ease in their settlement/integration process in Waterloo Region. I developed an ‘Adult Learning Circle’ where they meet and share their own experiences and stories. This circle has helped them make friends and find comfort by seeking solutions to their collective challenges. My involvement as a community engagement worker, is focused on helping them improve their lifestyle with the Canadian multicultural society and to lead a successful life in the Waterloo Region.”

– Deepak Sapkota