The world of literature, arts and culture
“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.”
– P.G. Wodehouse
TCLI Foundation is a registered non-profit organization in Canada focused on providing solutions to mitigate against existing community gaps by providing educational and social programming with three core foundational pillars – financial stability, quality education and safe health practices. TCLI Foundation is geared towards effecting societal changes through literature, arts and culture. Building a strong community and reinforcing shared spaces to aid one another, towards strength, freedom, independence and satisfaction.
We are here for you, take a step with us, and let’s sail together on this journey of good health, quality education and financial stability.
SISTERHOOD is a TCLI Foundation initiative to create a safe space for African women towards independence, inclusion and empowerment.
Kids Virtual Summer club
Our Virtual Summer Camp provides Social Activities, Games, Intercultural Experience, Academic Opportunities, Field trips, Sports and much more.
Virtual book club for kids aged 5-11 years to develop the culture of reading among the children. This involves some reading exercises for kids, reading sessions by kids, interaction, and better local, national and international exposure through journeying with books. Books are read from our digital library: www.tclilibrary.com
Joining the sisterhood platform has impacted me positively
Joining the sisterhood platform has impacted me positively. The activities and programs designed are purpose driven to provide support to immigrants of which I am one. They also make necessary resources available which helps in building us. I learnt about vision boards from this platform which is a great tool in setting and accomplishing goals. The most recent program I benefited from is the conversation session that held in celebration of the Black History month in Canada. These sessions focused on Bridging Racial gaps and Bridging Gender gaps and what Men have to say. This particularly widened my knowledge because I am not only a black Immigrant but a black female immigrant who faces a number of discrimination. Thus need to know how to react to such and in the right way.
My message to those looking for support system will be to look for a platform or environment that seek to promote and encourage positivity and growth mindset like the sisterhood so as to overcome whatever challenge that arises.
Sisterhood platform has been of immense help!
The Sisterhood platform has been of immense help – I got a laptop when I needed one, a network of sisters where you share ideas, rub minds and grow together. Sisterhood also has many more benefits that I am yet to tap into. I have invited my friends to join and they have also invited theirs. I have also benefited from the various sessions we have had on mental health, career, tax information, vision board etc.
If you need a support system – Sisterhood is the place
Thanks to sisterhood program
As a new immigrant, it was quite difficult getting my first job in Canada and finding like-minded people to network and interact with, and to learn more about my field, which made settling down in Canada challenging.
Thanks to sisterhood accountability partner initiative, I was paired with a partner who encouraged me and helped me take good career decisions. As a result, I was able to transition a certification I previously had in Nigeria to a Canada equivalent to increase my employability. Also through sisterhood, I have been able to benefit from different sessions, such as learning how the Canada tax system works and other topics like managing stress and work life balance .
To other sisters out there, information is king in Canada. Leverage on platforms like sisterhood for networking and to also meet strong, like minded women who are always willing to share and help out.
Helped me to connect with people
The TCLI platform enables me to connect with Alicia (a speaker on one of the TCLI event), who spoke about making tough choices between family and career. I reached out to her and we have been friends since then. She is always willing to share her opinion, render assistance and generally giving moral and emotional support.
I want to encourage others to reach out to anyone you think might be of help to you. You might not get a positive response all the time but keep at it. Be open minded, be positive. There are people who have passed through whatever you might be going through. Run your thoughts by them, reach out for support, maintain a work life balance, drink lots of water and just have fun