Literacy Victoria is closing their doors as they face funding shortfalls.

A lack of funding is forcing a Victoria organization that taught hundreds of adults to read free of charge to suspend its activities effective Aug. 31. Literacy Victoria has been operating for 26 years, offering tutoring to adults who’ve slipped through the cracks of education, suffered brain injuries or found themselves unemployable because of illiteracy.

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Source: Times Colonist

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