Driver & Thrive
We want to make sure women are ready for the road
Driver ED is becoming harder for women, they are missing out on this pricy Rite Of Passage.
Students, New immigrant women in Canada and those with precarious employment, live from paycheck to paycheck, they cannot money aside for driving lessons. It's a seemingly endless cycle for families looking for financial help: They are redirected to seek funding from "local agencies," which, in turn, suggest that families inquire with the services. There simply are no funds offered to support low-income students, women and newcomers who want to take driver's Ed.
Red Shawl will run a ‘Drive and thrive’ program which will provide up to twenty (20) women per year who are in need/low-income with access to driving lessons. Any applicant for the program will need to have been in Canada for less than 2 years or be a single mom or low-income or students who cannot afford driving lesson cost.
The program teaches the women how to drive. Women who can drive:
- Have increased possibility to get around for groceries, child’s school, chores, etc.
- Build self- confidence
- Have Increased possibility to find work (many jobs require driving ability
- Ministry approved BDE course leads to reduced insurance
- Can Spares husband’s or other adult’s time, who drives them around
Red Shawl will pay for the course fees for the selected women to receive driving lessons with qualified driving instructors from Ministry of Transportation approved driving schools. The driving lesson package will be based on the Beginner Driver Education (‘BDE’) curriculum, which includes 20 hours of in-class instruction that is highly interactive and activity based, includes student group work, updated instructor reference materials, etc. as well as 10 hours of one-on-one in-car training, which includes knowledge-based scenarios, and advanced hazard recognition), and preparation for the G2 driving exam. A certificate of course completion will be provided to the participants from the driving school.
Lessons Package with a Ministry approved BDE Instructor
20 hours in-class
10 hours one-on-one in-car-training
Free home, work or school pickup
Interested send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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