Husky Energy Gifts $10,000 to Safe & Sound Program

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The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL) would like to thank Husky Energy for their $10,000 financial gift to support the Association’s Safe & Sound classroom program.

The Safe & Sound program is a free online learning resource designed by the Association for Grade 4 classrooms in Newfoundland and Labrador. The program complements and supports the Grade 4 science curriculum on sound, with the goal of helping children understand hearing loss, the dangers of noise, and hearing loss prevention.

This year, as an added incentive to get involved, every teacher in Newfoundland and Labrador participating in the Safe & Sound program had an opportunity to win the Husky Energy $500 Educator’s Award. The award incentive helped the Association reach over 70% of the 5,139 students enrolled in Grade 4 across the province, with plans to increase classroom reach in the 2019-20 school year thanks to continued program development through Husky Energy’s financial gift.

(L-R CHHA-NL Executive Director Leon Mills, Educator Kimberley Keating, Aimee Sheppard – Senior Communications Advisor, Husky Energy Atlantic Region)

(L-R CHHA-NL Executive Director Leon Mills, Educator Ms. Kimberley Keating and Grade 4 students of Holy Trinity Elementary School, Aimee Sheppard – Senior Communications Advisor, Husky Energy Atlantic Region).

 

The 2019 Educator’s Award Winner

Kimberley Keating of Holy Trinity Elementary in Torbay, a teacher who was highly engaged with the program during the 2018-19 school year, is the Husky Energy Educator’s Award winner. Congratulations!

Here is what Kimberley had to say about the program:

“The program gives us access to great videos and understandings that we would not traditionally have access to without having a presenter. This allows the program to be fluid and flexible for the learning of our students. The ability to Skype allows for authentic learning as the students are able to access an expert.” – Kimberley Keating

Ms. Keating will use the award to purchase technology for the classroom.

 

For more information about the Safe & Sound program, please contact:

Alison Butler
Coordinator of Education and Awareness Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Newfoundland and Labrador
abutler@chha-nl.ca

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