April 9, 2012
The following story was written by Barb Rahm, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Barb is enrolled in literacy classes at READ Saskatoon. She received The Co-operators' Learner Achievement Award in 2007.
People take reading for granted-medicine directions, finding addresses and much more - but I always needed help. I hid my reading problem from my son, but as he got older I had to tell him my secret - Mommy couldn’t read.
I saw a TV commercial about READ Saskatoon and called them that same day.
Since working with my tutor, my life has changed. I now have skills in communicating, parenting and relationships, and now I will not give up. I know I will reach my dreams.
[This story was taken with permission, from The Reader newsletter for tutors, February 2012, published by READ Saskatoon.]