TORONTO, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Destiny Solutions is pleased to announce it has awarded its annual $5,000 Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship to the non-profit East York Learning Experience (EYLE) adult literacy program in Toronto.
Named in honor of the late Dr. Mary Cone Barrie, Director of the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto, Destiny Solutions has awarded the scholarship every year since 2008. The scholarship was established to recognize the efforts of adult learners who are transforming their lives through education.
"We believe strongly in the power of education and are proud to help learners who are striving to grow their knowledge and improve their literacy skills," said Shaul Kuper, President and CEO of Destiny Solutions. "The East York Learning Experience is one of the most important adult education programs in our city. It provides adult learners with the literacy skills they need to change their lives and their community."
Destiny Solutions is a Toronto-based firm that provides higher education institutions with innovative technology solutions to better engage their learners. The firm is committed to evolving higher education, in part through the Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship.
Since 1986, East York Learning Experience has been helping adults enhance their literacy skills, leading to greater opportunities for employment, education and independence for them and their families. After completing the program, the majority of learners are able to use their improved literacy skills to pursue additional education or employment opportunities.
"The students attending this volunteer-driven organization, and the instructors and staff working there, are truly deserving of recognition and support," Kuper said. "It's important and rewarding to acknowledge their determination and hard work by contributing to this remarkable program."
The Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship is one of the few financial grants in North America supporting adult learners.
About Destiny Solutions
Destiny Solutions provides enterprising higher education institutions with innovative technology solutions and a community committed to transformative change in the industry. Destiny One, the firm's flagship enterprise software platform, caters to the specific needs of continuing education extensions, corporate training divisions, international programs, and online schools with best-of-breed business tools that help schools enhance student experiences, accelerate time-sensitive workflows and collaboration, and improve operational integrity.
For more information, please visit: www.destinysolutions.com
About East York Learning Experience
East York Learning Experience is a non-profit adult literacy program serving Toronto. EYLE has spent nearly 30 years assisting adults seeking to improve their personal and working lives through programs in literacy, basic math and computer skills. Our students are highly motivated and demonstrate a real commitment to their learning. EYLE recruits and trains community volunteers who work on a one-to-one basis with adult students to develop their reading, writing, math, and basic computer skills.
For more information, please visit: www.eyle.toronto.on.ca
416-480-0500 ext. 214
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