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DTA lounches e-tutoring
DTA launches eTutoring pilot. Click here for more information.:
It is with great pride that DTA executives would I like to announce to you the DTA members the soft launch of our new e-Tutoring service in partnership with our friends at Durham Asian Cultural Association (DACA). This Pilot program is being launched to a selected students from DACA and DTA to try out our new e- learning application via the use of internet and to gather feedback. Two talented teachers have volunteered their time including DACA’s Yan Fu to teach students who need that extra help. This pilot program is set to launch on July 30th offering Grade 9, 10 and 11 mathematics preparation courses for students who like to get a head start as they go into the new school year in September as well as for the students who would like to brush up their math. The pilot will end in Aug. 28 th at which point feedback provided by students and teachers will be incorporated into the e-learning tool in time for full launch in September. Durham Tamil Association will administer the program in partnership with Durham Asian Cultural Association and Ajax Welcome Centre. The program will be made available to all communities of interests in Durham and other regions. We will be adding additional courses in September as we are now getting more Teachers volunteering their time.
Our e-Learning application enables students and parents to get that extra help they need any time anywhere using the Internet medium and emerging technology such as mobile devices (iPad, Galaxy Tab) as well the traditional computers. Parents who find it difficult to drive their children to a tutor or could not afford to have a home tutor, can certainly benefit from this program. Our children and youth are the future leaders of this great nation and our mission to provide them with good education to lead this community and this nation.
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Durham Tamil Association Youth took part in the Youth Leadership Training program for the second year. This program help the youth to improve their communication skills and leadership qualities and this program was conducted by CDCD in Ajax Welcome Centre on July 3rd and 9th.
Durham Tamil Association supports Pickering Village Festival
The Pickering Jazz Festival had been held at the Pickering Village for the past 10 years. This year, DTA played a key role from 6th – 9th of June 2013. The 4 days and nights of music and entertainment at the Pickering Village was a real treat for the community as it had music from near and far. Enjoying a weekend of music and sharing in our little community. The Music is the focal point but JAZ is more than that. It’s something that local residents have come to look forward to over the years. They came to listen, dance in the streets and enjoy some sumptuous food. The program flagged off with DTA's brand new Pinnacle Band, consisting of Jeremy Francis and Joshua Francis. This young musicians entertained the crowd in full stretch. DTA's proud icon Ms.Sarika Navanathan's melodious Tamil song accompanied by another dancing icon Ms. Maenusha Raguvarnan was a true treat to the audience. The event would not have been complete without DTA’s charismatic performances brought out by the amazing talented choreographer Mrs. Deepa Sivasangar. Young girls dressed perfectly like belly dancers not only proved their dancing prowess, but also made the audience dance to the step by tapping along with their young partners. Durham Tamil Association not only participated in the event but also assisted in the community cleanup activities. Youth volunteers got together to clean and improve public spaces during the four day musical celebration. It is a great social benefit as it creates more vibrant, healthy, safe, and sustainable communities. DTA always instructs the youth to involve in these kind of activity as they will acquire the skills and knowledge while working with the community. This also increase their social connectivity.