August 6, 2007
The following story was written by Harris Hayne, from Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Harris was recently enrolled in literacy classes at the Antigonish County Adult Learning Association (ACALA). He has since completed the ALP, level 4 for Nova Scotia, which means he has his high school diploma. He will be going to the community college in the fall in "Power engineering".
This has been a learning and growing experience– one that I’m glad I made. – Theresa MacKeigan
Coming back to school as an adult learner involves many challenges, but the rewards are well worth the effort we put into it. Wow, I love it! – Mary
Coming here every day gives me the strength to succeed in life. – Robin
Learning – what better way to spend our free time. – Ann Landry
I came back to school to better my education and maybe become a lawyer or a doctor. – John Chisholm
Being an adult learner is an inspiring experience for me. – Carolyn Hudson
One of the things that I enjoy about this program is that I can work at my own pace. I have time to take everything in and understand it all. – Michelle
I came back to school to show my children that I could get my GED and to not give up, so in the future they will not give up on themselves. – Gwen Muise
Thanks to the opportunity to attend ACALA, I feel like I have been given a second chance to pursue my goals.
[This story was taken with permission, from ACALA News, November 2006, a newsletter published by the Antigonish County Adult Learning Association (ACALA).]