Opening Possibilities Through Learning (2010)

Submissions to Adult Learners' Week Contest, March 1 - 7, 2010

This document contains the approximately 70 submissions received for Literacy Nova Scotia’s third annual International Adult Learners’ Week contest.

The contest grew out of six writing workshops conducted for Literacy Nova Scotia in communities around the province. The contest was open to learners from other adult learning, English as a Second Language, seniors’ and workplace programs, as well as participants in the writing workshops.

Starting with the theme “Opening Possibilities through Learning,” the participants described how the lack of education affected their lives and the steps they took to overcome their educational deficits. Most of the submissions are personal stories in essay form, but one participant submitted a letter and others prepared videos.

Prizes and honourable mentions were awarded in the categories of videos; workplace development; community college and adult high school; and community-based programs.

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