Opportunities for African Nova Scotians being addressed Saturday | Community


By Laura Churchill Duke

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NEW GLASGOW 

African Nova Scotian communities experience unique challenges, particularly when it comes to the education system, says an official with the Delmore Buddy Daye Learning Institute in Halifax. 

Chanae Parsons, co-ordinator of youth initiatives and projects for the institute, says data shows African Nova Scotians are over-represented on Individual Program Plans (IPPs) in schools, they are disproportionately suspended, and they experience unaddressed racism.

She also says African Nova Scotians have higher drop-out (push-out) rates and experience limited access to resources while facing challenges in pursuing and completing post-secondary education.  

Parsons will address those issues, and more, during a…

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