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December 7, 2009

photo of Adnan and Reg
Adnan and his tutor Reg working together at the Keshen Goodman Library Adult Learning Program

The stories this week are written by students with the Halifax Community Learning Network (www.hcln.ca). HCLN is part of the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning and offers programs at the Captain William Spry, Halifax North, Keshen Goodman, and Spring Garden Road branches of the Halifax Public Libraries.

My Story

by Adnan Haider
Keshen Goodman Library Adult Learning Program

On a daily basis I usually sit on my computer to play games and practice my typing. I have been keeping up with my old routine, practicing old math problems, reading, and spelling.

My sisters are busy with their schoolwork and I get very lonely at home.  Before I used to think that school was too hard and I did not want to become smart, but now I understand that education is important because it makes you more independent.

When I was in high school I was learning lots of new things and keeping myself busy, but here in Halifax I cannot go to a school and so I am stuck at home. I would like the opportunity to attend a college program so that I can learn more like my sisters. I get very bored sitting at home because I feel like I am wasting my life by doing nothing.

I would like to be in a school setting where I can meet new people and learn new things. Sometimes I get frustrated when I do not understand something because it is too hard, but I have learned that working hard is good to build up your skills. I want to become more independent even though I am handicapped because I know that my family will not stay with me forever.

I think by going to school and learning new things I can become smart and help myself become more independent. I would like the library to help me gain the experience I need to become more independent.

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