My name is Debbie Logan. I am 31 years old, married, and the mother of two girls. I quit school after completing grade 10 because I had a hard time in some classes with the teachers. What I wanted to take they would tell me I was not able to do. It seemed like they didn't believe in me. I felt if they didn't believe in me why should I believe in myself?
So I dropped out and tried to get a job. I could not get a job because I didn't have my grade 12.
Before I came here I had to face a few obstacles for me to do the ALP GAP program because you need money to pay for transportation. I don't have a car so I have to depend on someone else to travel with. Child care is another one because if my husband has to go away or gets a call to go to work I would have to find someone to baby sit my kids. There is not many around that I could get to look after them. Most people don't want to get into babysitting. So I either have to stay home or my husband has to. I have been doing this for a few years now.
I heard about GALA so I contacted them to ask for some information on their programs. When I received their information I was really excited to get started. GALA taught me I could do whatever I set my mind to.
This really changed my life. I am really glad I had someone to turn to. GALA has the most amazing staff. If I hadn't done this I probably would be sitting home doing nothing. I have made new friends while being here. There is a good positive atmosphere here.
Now at least I can help my kids with their homework. Also, I was able to improve my skills. Without GALA I wouldn't be able to do this. Thank you GALA for believing in me. After I finish this ALP GAP program I will be able to go out and get a job and go write my GED.