As a teenager, I dropped out of school to work in the tobacco field because my parents couldn’t afford to send me to school. It was hard because I wanted to finish high school and transition to nursing school to become a midwife. Then I had my first child at age 18. Years passed, and I still did not get the chance to go back to school. I got married, became a full-time housewife, and worked taking care of the kids.
When I came to Canada everything was different. You have to have education, which I didn’t have. So, I learned about the Dartmouth Learning Network and the G.E.D., and decided to go back to school. It was a good feeling. My hopes were high. I could not wait to get started. I was so excited that I was finally going to get the education I've always wanted. I was not nervous.
I get here every day well prepared for school and can’t wait for the next day to be in class. The teachers here at Dartmouth Learning Network are so amazing. They are doing a great job. I have met new friends who are nice. It’s very motivating. I’m glad to be here. I can’t turn back now – I’ve come too far from where I started and I just can’t give up.