Premier Announces Council of the Federation Literacy Award Winner

Premier Ball has announced Suna Dau Yath of St. John’s as this year’s recipient of the Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

Born in Sudan, Dau Yath began her education learning Arabic by an oil lamp. Once she arrived in Canada, Dau Yath enrolled in English as a Second Language training and spent much of her spare time improving her English by borrowing books from the library and reading to her children. She has since completed Adult Basic Education courses and graduated from high school.

She is a respected community leader among her fellow Sudanese newcomers. She volunteers at her local community centre, children’s school, and plans to pursue post-secondary education.

Established in 2004, the Council of the Federation Literacy Award celebrates the valuable contributions made by Canadians in the field of literacy as well as adult learners who demonstrate exceptional commitment to literacy.