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December 13, 2010

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Melita at the Captain William Spry Library

The 11 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.

The story below was written by Melita Carvery-Jackson, from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Melita is enrolled in literacy classes at the Captain William Spry Library Adult Learning Program.

Haiti

by Melita Carvery-Jackson

On January 12\10 Haiti was struck with the worst earthquake ever. It made me feel very sad. I couldn’t turn on the TV.

If I had my own way and won some money, I would adopt a family and move them here to Halifax, Nova Scotia. I would build an apartment building for refugees with a cafeteria. I think it is so hot, an earthquake will happen again. They should move the people somewhere else. Canada should move fast. If nothing is done it will cause war and violence.

There are hundreds of people that have very little shelter. When I lived in Montreal most of my friends were from Haiti. Now I know why there are so many Haitians in Montreal. I think they are very nice people. I hope in the future things will be better for their people.

We are so lucky here in Canada, because it is so much bigger then Haiti. Haiti is the same size as Nova Scotia but has more than 7 million people living there. I don’t think some people realize that. It really surprised me.

I am so thankful to God that I am Canadian.

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