Personal experiences

Literacy Changes Lives: Meet Michael Moore [Video - 1:35] (2012)

Produced by ABC Life Literacy Canada, this video is one in a series focusing on adults who have gone back to school to upgrade their skills.

It focuses on Michael Moore, a man who grew up struggling with literacy and, as an adult, faced problems with everyday tasks that involved literacy skills. Finally, at the age of 46, he decided to go back to school to improve his skills.

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2014-06-04

Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: Daniel Laforge [Video - 1:13] (2013)

In this video, a man explains how the support of his family helped him make the decision to return to school and build a better life for himself.

He describes the encouragement he received from his 91-year-old grandmother, who told him how much she wanted to see him graduate. His young daughter tells him every day how proud she is of her father.

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2014-06-02

Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: David Robicheau [Video - 1:15] (2013)

This is one of a number of short videos from Nova Scotia featuring participants in an adult learners’ retreat held in November 2013.

A young man describes how his self-confidence increased once he went back to school, and how one teacher in particular motivated him to learn so he could get a better job and provide for his family.

The retreat was organized by Literacy Nova Scotia.

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2014-05-30

Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: Darlene Ells [Video - 1:08] (2013)

In this video, a woman explains why she returned to the classroom after years of staying home to care for her children.

She discusses the importance of lifelong learning and talks about her plans for the future.

The video was recorded during a Literacy Nova Scotia retreat for adult learners, held in Truro in November 2013.

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2014-05-29

Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: Herbie Fahy [Video - 1:15] (2013)

This is one of a number of video testimonials recorded during a retreat for adult learners from Nova Scotia in November 2013.

In it, a man explains how he quit school because he was more interested in hanging out with his friends. He has come to realize that education is essential for success in life, and is determined to go back to school.

The retreat was organized by Literacy Nova Scotia and was held in Truro.

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2014-05-27

Flooded with Thoughts on Literacy While Bailing out in Calgary (2013)

In this paper, the author discusses the lessons about literacy she acquired while cleaning up after the disastrous flooding in Alberta in the summer of 2013.

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2014-04-09

Literacy and Essential Skills Factsheets – Learner, Rita Whynot (2012)

This short document focuses on a woman who, after many years at home raising her children, decides to enrol in an adult learning program and earn her GED (General Education Development) designation. She notes that the knowledge she has gained from adult learning will also enable her to help her six grandchildren.

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2013-11-07

Literacy and Essential Skills Factsheets – Learner Rayburne Whynot (2012)

Prepared by Literacy Nova Scotia, this factsheet is one in a series sharing the experiences of adult learners.

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2013-10-29

Literacy and Essential Skills Factsheets – Learner, Madina Uwizeyimana (2012)

In this brief document, a young woman who came to Canada from Africa explains how an adult learning program is helping her improve her English and develop the skills she needs to find work. She emphasizes the importance of education for her whole family, and explains that she hopes to continue her education in nursing.

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2013-10-25

Literacy and Essential Skills Factsheets – Learner, David Robicheau (2012)

This factsheet is part of a series prepared by Literacy Nova Scotia, highlighting the experiences of individual adult learners.

Here, the focus is on a man who enrolled in an adult learning program in order to upgrade his skills and eventually reach his goal of acquiring a skilled trade. He explains that he wants to provide for his family, and be a good example for his young daughter.

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2013-10-16

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