Tamil youth issues focus of Scarborough meeting
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Jan 09, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

Tamil youth issues focus of Scarborough meeting

Scarborough Mirror

A group dedicated to helping Tamil-Canadian youth bridge the cultural gap with their parents will host a community forum at its Scarborough office on Thursday, Jan. 10.

Facilitators Thiva Paramsothy and Ines Indrakumaran will deal with different topics, “issues our youth face now, especially in Scarborough,” said Dijith Ganeshalingam, a spokesperson for Canadian Tamil Youth Development (CanTYD).

Those issues, he said, tend to change every few years as new students enter area high schools, where CanTYD has drop-in centres and its volunteers are encouraging youth to involve parents who think family life should be based on their upbringing “back home” in Sri Lanka.

The forums – Thursday’s is the second in a series which will continue on the second Thursday of each month – are a chance “to engage the parents with the kids,” Ganeshalingam said.

The sessions are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the CanTYD office, Unit 40 - 705 Progress Ave., east of McCowan Road.

More information is available to residents who call 416-431-4100 or write to info@cantyd.org

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