Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm

Youth Cooking and Cultural Integration (YCCI)

The YCCI project promotes awareness of good eating habits and more importantly provides basic cooking integration skills for many children in the refugee and immigrant communities- build a strong foundation to preserve cultural food and eat healthy food in their respective communities. This unique program also brings children and youth from ages of 7-15 together to learn, socialize, interact, and share their knowledge with one another during these four consecutive months of utilizing and mastering personal skills.

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Our Kids Ottawa Homework Club

Our Kids Ottawa Homework Club is an after school program that helps students from grade one to grade 12 with all varied subjects. Our dedicated volunteers are comprised of university and college students with specialized knowledge and experiences to offer in their areas of expertise including Math, French, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physic, etc.  For more details, please follow this link

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Youth Leadership Training

Youth Leadership Training (YLT) has various components such as employment training, social and racial awareness, and communication skills that will enable young people to overcome challenges and barriers in the immigrant and refugee communities.


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Nuer School

We offer quality inclusive education around the continents, and we are primarily working with Nuer School Board of Education on the project of developing a new school curriculum for Elementary schools to meet the needs of all learners. Our Nuer Board of Education is the heart of the community, where we offer for success for each and a place for all.

In Ottawa, one of the most multicultural and multilingual cities in Canada,  our committed teachers have been delivering lessons in Nuer Language to preserve the language and cultural heritage.

After each semester, our students are  expected to:
  • Read and understand basic grammar
  • Have basic writing skills
  • Have basic listening skills
  • Understand basic cultural norms
  • Able to discuss the meaning of language and cultural heritage
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August Student Dinner

August Student Dinner (ASD) is a program that supports youth, especially, high school graduates, college and university students within the South Sudanese and immigrant communities in Ottawa. The main objective is to empower and encourage students about education in order to be prepared, focused, or refocused on their setting and promising goals before September classes. For high school graduates, it is the right time for them to interact with one another and share their experiences from high school and also learn from senior students who have already enrolled in their respective programs. The dinner brings all youth together including those who are still in junior high and high school so that they can learn from the speeches and presentations by experiencing and witnessing all these activities.

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Adult Classes 

The objective of the Sunday Thok Naath Class is to empower some of the Nuer community members who have previously had no time to learn how to read and write in Nuer/Thok Naath. Nuer School Board of Education (NSBE) and teachers have evaluated and decided to address these visible issues by offering classes on Sunday evenings to those who are willingly interested to pursue their learning interests in reading and writing in Nuer. This is another way to transfer knowledge to the community members who didn’t have a chance to practice and comprehend the language thoroughly in a formal learning environment. This will indeed help participants to master Thok Naath and be able to teach Nuer Languages as a teacher and read other materials in Thok Naath such as The Nuer Bible, Nuer Hymnal Books and other materials that are written in Nuer

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            Language Project

We are developing a new school curriculum, interpret and translate English into other South Sudanese languages and South Sudanese main languages and dialects into English using both "formal equivalence and dynamic equivalence" to serve the vast majority of our community aboard and in South Sudan.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at admin.assli.org or visited our Library

Directors' experiences

Mr. Chol has been the Executive Director of the Association for South Sudanese Languages Institute (ASSLi) since its inception. Mr. Chol holds a Master's degree in International Relations and Conflict Resolution from School of Security and Global Studies- American Military and Public Univerity System in Virginia, the U.S.,  and B.A  in Political Science from Memorial Univerity of Newfoundland, Canada. Mr. Chol has worked for different organizations and has been volunteering with various organizations including Ottawa Crime Prevention (City of Ottawa). Mr. Chol believes in prioritizing multitasks----- giving them the capacity to work for the benefit of the organization and he is allowing them to carry out their own determination to study the direction of the organization and to contribute ideas according to organization's shared vision. John is encouraged by the engagement and the involvement of his team in the entire organization activities because the team is made up of different experts in their fields.



Mr. Wal has a Diploma in Business Administration from Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario Canada, and currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in  Media and Business Communication from.....  Mr. Wal

Mr. Wur has an Advance Diploma from Seneca College at York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Mr. Wur brings


Mr. Kuong is a Second Year-Social Work student at Carleton University, and Post Secondary Certificate in Human Resources Management, Calgary University, Alberta, Canada.
The finance and accounting department is made up of people who are working in general accounting and payroll. Jal is our finance director and he is managing the documents for the financing department Also, he is a part of our team since 2017 and he has been extremely competent throughout those years. He is a caring director, which possibly describes why many of our community members have been still volunteering with ASSLI for more than three years.


Mr. Dok had held senior positions in Sudanese Community,