Outreach programS & Bursaries

The Préville Fine Arts Centre is dedicated to proving community outreach programs as well as bursaries to students and families in need.

Free Language Sessions For Afghan Refugees

As part of our ongoing effort to give back to the community, the Préville Fine Arts Centre will be offering FREE one-on-one and small-group English and French lessons, as well as Pashto and Dari/Farsi lessons to Afghan refugees as part of our Préville Outreach program. The lessons will be given by volunteer tutors who are also looking to give back to the community 

Participate from anywhere! As sessions are held online on our secure and private platform, tutors and students can be based anywhere in the world!

Learn basic conversational French through live, online sessions on our private and secure learning platform. Sessions can be one-on-one with a private tutor or can be organized for a small group or family! Session day and time will be arranged based on student and teacher availability.

You will require a computer (ideally) or tablet with microphone and speaker as well as an internet connection. Sign up below and we will contact you to arrange your sessions!

COST: FREE
AGE: School-aged children and adults
WHERE: On the Préville Online platform
WHEN: Classe times to be arranged with your tutor.

Learn basic conversational English through live, online sessions on our private and secure learning platform. Sessions can be one-on-one with a private tutor or can be organized for a small group or family! Session times are arranged based on student and teacher availability.

You will require a computer (ideally) or tablet with microphone and speaker as well as an internet connection. Sign up below and we will contact you to arrange your sessions!

COST: FREE
AGE: School-aged children and adults
WHERE: On the Préville Online platform
WHEN: Classe times to be arranged with your tutor.

The Pashto lessons are aimed at school aged children looking to learn or maintain their conversational Pashto. Lessons are given live, online, on our private and secure learning platform. These sessions will be offered to a small group of children of Pashtun origin. Sessions times will be arranged based on the students and teacher availability.

You will require a computer (ideally) or tablet with microphone and speaker as well as an internet connection. Sign up below and we will contact you to arrange your sessions!

COST: FREE
AGE: School-aged children
WHERE: On the Préville Online platform
WHEN: To be arranged based on group availability

The Dari/Farsi lessons are aimed at school aged children looking to learn or maintain their conversational Dari/Farsi. Lessons are given live, online, on our private and secure learning platform. These sessions will be offered to a small group of children of Dari/Farsi origin. Sessions times will be arranged based on the students and teacher availability.

You will require a computer (ideally) or tablet with microphone and speaker as well as an internet connection. Sign up below and we will contact you to arrange your sessions!

COST: FREE
AGE: School-aged children
WHERE: On the Préville Online platform
WHEN: To be arranged based on group availability

If you have a few hours a week to give and wish to help Afghan refugees settle into their new country, this is a great opportunity to lend a helping hand! We are looking for English and/or French speakers who will be willing to work with refugees one-on-one or in small groups online. Teaching experience is not necessary but is a definite asset. We are looking for compassionate, organized, creative and patient volunteers who enjoy working with children and/or adults to help us run this program. Adults as well as students (high school level and up) are welcome to volunteer. Session times will be arranged according to the tutor’s and students’ availabilities. Register today as a volunteer or contact us if you require more details!

We are also looking for Pashto and Dari/Farsi speakers to teach small groups of children, via our online platform. If this is of interest to you, then please register as a volunteer and we will contact you with more information.

Live online language lessons

The BELVA THOMAS CHARITY BURSARY PROGRAM

Did you know that the Préville Fine Arts Center has a bursary program that offers financial assistance to students who would not otherwise have the financial means to attend the Préville Fine Arts Centre or our summer day camp? Currently our bursary program is helping many children, including several Ukrainian refugee families to attend our summer day camp.

Learn more about the bursary program how you can apply as well as how you can help support the program.