A local program in town will be able to help school children with their homework once again this year after a $10,000 donation from Torxen Energy Ltd.

The "Homework... Help!" program gives children struggling in school the chance to meet with a tutor, free of charge.

"We have been assisting students since 2013 who are struggling in schools. A lot of times it's at parents request because they struggled in school or they do not understand the curriculum. A big thing is time, a lot of us are working, so how do we fit everything in," explained Drumheller Family Literacy Coordinator, Louise Henrickson.

The program often reached deeper than just helping a student with a child and deals with bigger problems a student might be facing.

"Sometimes you are working with kids who have not done well in school, so their self-esteem and frustration level is high. So, being able to help them work through that and show them the information a different way, can really boost their self-esteem their confidence, their journey into learning and education," continued Henrickson.

The school program ranges from grades one to twelve and takes a lot of man power to keep it running.

Torxen Energy Ltd. was looking for a way to get involved with the community and the "Homework...Help!" program seemed like the perfect fit.

"Because of our connection with Drumheller Community Learning Society and Campus Alberta, we don't really pay for the space, they donate the space. So we can use these funds to go directly to that tutor-child ratio. So it is not spent on the power bill or other items, this money going directly to students so they get the benefit of the program," concluded Henrickson.

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