Adele Abu el hosn's speech during the award presentation by Literacy Nova Scotia's Adult Learners' Week Contest, March 2009 [Video - 2:52] (2009)

In 2009, the theme for International Adult Learners' Week (IALW) in Nova Scotia was “Living and Learning for a Viable Future – The Power of Adult Learning.” Literacy Nova Scotia (LNS) celebrated the week a writing contest.

Winners in the contest’s four divisions were invited to present their submissions at a reception in Halifax. Here, the winner in the video category describes how learning changed her life.

Born in Mexico, she moved to Lebanon at the age of nine. She was married at 17, and widowed at 19. While she wanted to finish her education, the principal of the local school said her age and marital status made that impossible.

In 2004, she and her son moved to Canada to start a new life. She signed up for an adult learning program and is making plans to get her high school diploma, go to university, and become a pharmacist.

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Literacy Nova Scotia. Adele Abu el hosn's speech during the award presentation by Literacy Nova Scotia's Adult Learners' Week Contest, March 2009 [Video - 2:52] 2009. Web. 22 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/multimedia/literacy_ns/adele.htm>
Literacy Nova Scotia (2009). Adele Abu el hosn's speech during the award presentation by Literacy Nova Scotia's Adult Learners' Week Contest, March 2009 [Video - 2:52]. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/multimedia/literacy_ns/adele.htm
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