In too many isolated First Nations and Inuit communities, the young people need and desire incentive
and purpose to finish high school and then to go on to further their education.
In a study done by the University of Saskatchewan, it was stated that on average 72% of the boys and
66% of the girls in isolated communities, never finish high school.
With these alarming statistics before us, we decided that we (TNA) must do something to help. We
recognized that we may not have the entire solution but to do nothing is completely out of the question.
In the town of Attawapiskat, on the western shore of James Bay we have established a pilot project
in their high school. A computer lab, comprised of six new lap top computers is in place. They are
loaded with on line certified courses for the trades (electrician, plumbers, carpenters etc.) plus
community college and university degree programs.
In the past, the students needed to leave their communities and fly south to get additional education
and training but now they can stay in their own communities and complete their studies.
Our desire is to set up computer labs and learning hubs in as many remote communities as possible,
allowing these young people the same opportunities as any other student in Canada.
Too often our First Nations and Inuit communities have been our visible but ignored people’s. They
have been shuffled and sequenced to the back burners of our Canadian priorities, leaving generation
after generation of young people without hope and purpose.
Together we can make a difference in the life of one person after another, after another. Our desire is to see, within this next generation, the tide of lack, discouragement and hopelessness
Will you help us help them?
Your commitment of just $50 a month for the next 12 months, will help us purchase one quality laptop
computer and establish it in a northern community.