Adult Learner Stories of Success (2013)

This document contains the stories of 10 adult learners whose efforts have been recognized by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB). All tell their stories in their own words.

The learners come from a variety of backgrounds. One is a recent immigrant, some are Aboriginal people, and one has spent time in jail. Many of them dropped out of school before graduating, and returned to the classroom to earn a General Education Development (GED) diploma.

Their goals included finding a job, setting a good example for their children and grandchildren, and being able to function better in a new language and culture.

Five of the writers are recipients of Sheree Fitch Adult Learner Scholarship Awards, initiated by the LCNB in recognition of the well-known writer and literacy advocate, who serves as the coalition’s honorary patron.

Three are winners of the Adult Learners’ Week in Canada Writing Contest, open to adult learners currently attending an adult learning program in New Brunswick, and two are recipients of Adult Learner Achievement Awards, which are presented to outstanding Adult Basic Education (ABE) learners as part of the annual Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI) Golf Tournament for Literacy.

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Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB). Adult Learner Stories of Success 2013. Web. 10 Jun. 2023 <>
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