January 15, 2001
he following story was written by Brenda Desmond, from Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Brenda takes literacy classes at the Antigonish County Adult Learning Association (ACALA).
I came back to upgrading classes for a second year because I found that there were more skills that I needed. I needed more help in math and other subjects that I was a little weak in. Also some things were really confusing to me, so I decided to come back to improve my skills and understanding.
My goal is to get a better education. I also want my children to have a good education so that when they get older they can make something out of themselves. I feel that coming back a second year really helped me. I want to reach for the top.
[This story was taken with permission, from Special Writings by Special People, a collection of writings by adult learners from upgrading programs in Nova Scotia, published by the Antigonish County Adult Learning Association (ACALA).]