Canada World Youth arrive in city

Host families still needed in Alberni for Canada World Youth.

Eighteen youth from Vietnam and throughout Canada are set to begin their volunteer work here in Port Alberni.

The Vietnamese phase of the Canada World Youth Exchange Program was highly productive, boasting many hours of English teaching, reproductive health awareness campaigns, building a village volleyball court/playground, and many new and great cross-cultural learning experiences, coordinator Lisa Jaster said.

Arriving in the Alberni Valley last week, the team has already been welcomed by the Hupacasath First Nation at an event featuring children and staff at the Haahuupayak School through song, and by the City of Port Alberni during a  council meeting.

While in the Alberni Valley, the team will volunteer at a number of local organizations, schools, and work placements.

The team is still looking for at least one host family that could host one Vietnamese youth until Jan. 23, but also for families who might be willing to host short term for one or two weeks at a time.

“This is a good and interesting way for you to be apart of the great volunteer work that the team does in the community; by welcoming them into your home even if just for a short time,” Jaster said.

For more information please contact Lisa Jaster at 250-918-9155.

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