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November 14, 2005

Photo of Darlene McGregor

This story was written by Darlene McGregor, from Truro, Nova Scotia. Darlene is enrolled in literacy classes at Colchester Adult Learning Association(CALA).

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by Darlene McGregor

My name is Darlene McGregor. I am 49 years old. I was born in Halifax, N.S. I lived in Dartmouth until six years ago. That's when my family and I moved to Truro. I have three grown daughters and one foster child her name is Tiffany and my daughters' names are Tina, Amanda and Lisa. I also have seven grand children. The reason why I went back to school is to show Tiffany that school is important to everyone. We all need to have our education. And living on welfare is not the way to live. There is another way for us to live. The other reason why I went back to school was to prove to everyone that I could have done this a long time ago. I wish when I was younger that they had given me a chance to finish high school. I know it would have been hard for me. But I am doing it now. I am trying my best to do this and pass everything. I do my GED in the evening as well as doing day class. I would like for everyone to know that their education is very important to them.

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