New Volunteer Spotlight: Sumedha “Su” Singh

New Volunteer Spotlight: Sumedha “Su” Singh

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  My name is Sumedha Singh. Basically, I am from India and used to work in India but after getting married, I came to Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA in 2014. I have been seeking a volunteer work for society welfare for a while. Then one of my friends told me about Ozark Literacy Council (OLC) where I can work as a volunteer and enhance my knowledge about English, American civic literacy and many more. Before coming to this place I was bit nervous but after meeting the people at OLC, I felt that the people working at OLC are very friendly, soft spoken, and supportive, who make me as confident as a tutor for English as Secondary Language (ESL). After attending a tutor training workshop, I felt that it can be a great platform to improve my teaching skills. Therefore, It’s a great place to work and make friends, know the people from different part

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Fayetteville Community Police Visit OLC

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Our health and sense of well-being is affected by how safe we feel. Learning the life skills in staying safe and knowing who you can count on is important — whether you’re a newcomer or an old timer to American living.  In OLC’s health literacy/life skills class, students met with Corporal Brashears and Sargent Stout from the Fayetteville Police Department and learned practical ways in staying safe and who to contact if their sense of security is threatened. Students learned important procedures on what to do if they are pulled over while driving, their rights as victims of crime and how to seek support, and the different levels of law enforcement from local up to state.  As members of a larger Washington County community, OLC and its students, Sargent Stout and Corporal Brashears are looking forward to keeping connected and raising awareness about the cultural diversity and resources Washington County

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OLC Health Literacy Class Meet with EMS

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OLC students were treated to a visit from the Central EMS (Emergency Medical Services) of Washington County. Craig Harvey and  Zedok Crabbe are a Paramedic Team who serve all people living in Washington County and need emergency medical help. Craig and Z explained what to do in case of an emergency, and how the emergency services coordinate with other services including police and fire departments. Students also learned what training is needed to become a paramedic should they be interested in this profession. Craig and Z invited students outside to demonstrate their ambulance equipment. OLC will be coordinating with the EMS on delivering free Friends and Family CPR to interested students. – Julia Kilbourne This event was organized by Julia Kilbourne, OLC AmeriCorps Member, for her Health Literacy Class.

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