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September 29, 1997

This week, we have a story written by Margaret Daley, from Saint John, New Brunswick. Margaret is twenty seven years old. The reason she went to the Saint John Learning Exchange was to upgrade her skills in reading, math and spelling. She wanted to get ahead and get a better job. She lives in an apartment with her future husband on Queen St. West. Margaret is looking for some work but it is very hard to find work. In her spare time, she's involved in helping out in special olympics and other activities. She just finished volunteering with the Festival by the Sea. Upgrading her skills has given Margaret more confidence to try new things.

Just Like Home

by Margaret Daley

Hello everyone, my name is Margaret Daley. I am twenty-five years old. I have been living with my boyfriend for the last three months, and I am happy. I came to the Saint John Learning Exchange in February. When I first came to the Learning Exchange I didn't know a person here, and I was really nervous about coming here because it was a new place to me. The people here make me feel at home. I finished high school, but I want to get more education, so I decided to come here. I have learned a lot so far. I am in a play and I am really nervous because I have never been in one before. There is a person that is always there if I need help with my school work. This person is Debbie Smith. She is always helpful to me anytime I need help. I came a long way since I came here.

[This story was taken with permission, from The Learning Times, Vol. 2, No. 1, published by The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick.]

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