October 27, 2008
Elaine Sinclair is enrolled in literacy classes at the Barrie Literacy Council, in Ontario. She is originally from Guyana and has lived in Canada for over 30 years.
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Before I start to say what I like about the Barrie Literacy Council, I must say the reason why I started coming to the literacy Council. Not knowing how to read for most of my adult years made me realize that reading is one of the most important things you should know. I started to inquire where I could obtain information on how to read. I was directed to the Barrie Literacy Council.I made an appointment with someone there. On the day of my appointment, I met a wonderful lady.
I was so ashamed of myself because I didn't know how to read. She made me feel so comfortable.That was my first impression of this place. The teachers and the volunteers are very pleasant and are the most kind and wonderful people I have ever met. I feel that the Barrie Literacy Council is the best school there is.
Now I'm learning how to read and express myself in writing. This is the way I feel about the literacy Council. It is the best school there is. It helps people that cannot read.