Thursday, January 30, 2014


School News

iPads as Teaching Tools

Cherry Hill Elementary Open House Feb 5

Released by Tashara Ziara, PCU


hen Pavi and Gurdeep Toor of Mission, BC, discovered their son was struggling academically, they hired a private tutor who began working with him using an iPad and various applications designed to improve his reading, writing and math skills.


The results were remarkable and the Toors wanted all of the children at Cherry Hill Elementary where their two sons attend school to have the same opportunity.

Knowing the school could not afford iPads for the children, the Toors turned to the community, initiating a campaign to raise $17,500 to purchase a complete iPad lab for the students of Cherry Hill Elementary.


Amazingly, within less than two months, they had the entire $17,500, half of which was donated by Prospera Credit Union, a local financial institution with strong roots in the community of Mission. The project has also been endorsed by Bill Tam, President and CEO of the British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BCTIA).

On Wednesday, February 5, Cherry Hill Elementary will be hosting an Open House to thank everyone that contributed to this innovative project and show off their brand new iPad lab.



See how this innovative technology is being used to improve foundational skills and transform the way students learn. Students, teachers and parents from Cherry Hill will be on hand from 6:15 pm 6:45 pm to demonstrate how the iPads are being used and talk about the impact of this project on a school that would not traditionally have funding for such innovative technology.

Pavi and Gurdeep Toor will also be available to share their story, together with principal Darran Forrest, donors and special guests from the community and school district. Openin


About Prospera Credit Union
Building on more than 65 years of history in British Columbia, Prospera Credit Union is proud to be a member owned co-operative enterprise serving our communities with operations that extend from Vancouver to Kelowna. As a full service financial institution that prides itself on building relationships, we serve our members through sixteen branches, online banking and a locally-based contact centre. Through our membership in The Exchange network, our members enjoy fee-free access to more than 2,300 ATMs across Canada.

With an extensive community investment program devoted to recognizing the organizations, events and volunteers who make our communities stronger, Prospera makes a meaningful difference in the financial well-being of our members and our communities.

To learn more about our community investment programs, check out our YouTube channel and Facebook page.

For more information about Prospera Credit Union, visit




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