April 6, 2009
This week, we have 7 stories written by learners from Toronto, Ontario. The students – Barb, Donna, Christopher, Justin, Gilson, Lindon and Estera - are all presently enrolled in the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program at the Centre for Community Learning and Development in Toronto.
In 2006, I decided that if I wanted to have a good job, I would have to go back to school to learn how to read and write better. Everyday since that day, I have been investing in my education. My education is very important because I want to be a community worker. For that goal, I will need my GED and go to college.
I have worked many jobs in warehouse work. They only paid little money, and I worked hard. I have worked in many factories, jobs, retail, malls but the pay is not very good. I want a career. Education is my goal. If I keep studying hard, I know that I will definitely accomplish that goal.
I want my son Shaquille to be a smart and intelligent person, so if Shaquille sees me go to school then he will be positive about his education. I want him to have opportunities to do whatever he wants to do in his future. I expect him to work hard at school.
I hope one day that I will achieve a good return on my investment for my son and for myself. Before I started school I could not read at all, but now I understand what I am reading and writing. I am proud that I have made a big accomplishment.