May 4, 1998
My name is Barb, I came to the Rabbittown Learners Program to improve my reading and social skills. Through this program I am now able to speak in front of my church congregation. I have met a lot of nice people and have come a long way thanks to Rabbittown.
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I have been a learner at the Rabbittown Learners Program since May 26, 1997. In that time, I have improved in my reading and writing skills. First I’m going to tell about the people I’ve met since being here. They are very nice, they accept me for who I am. You don’t have to be someone you’re not. We feel like a big family down here, you get used to all the different learners.
I know I am getting something from the Rabbittown Learners Program, because people have been telling me I’m doing much better because I read so good, and that proves I am learning what the tutor’s teach me. I think I’m doing pretty good.
My family is so supportive of me. Sometimes I can’t explain what I feel, but it’s a good feeling.
I would tell anyone who wants to learn to read about this program, and that it’s a good place to learn. But it’s not all work, we have fun too. We have dress up days, outings, barbecues, etc., which are great times for all of us to get together for a good time.
This program has taught me a lot about myself. When I started here there was one book that I couldn’t understand and that is the Bible. But I learned how to read it, when I read in church now, the people can’t believe what I have done with my life.
I really enjoy it here, it is something to look forward to every day. There are four of us sitting at the table and we help each other as well.
When I started here I only had grade five, but I’ve learned a lot since coming here. I’m looking forward to the future now.