LITERACY SUCCESS STORIES

The Time I Was New To Canada

By Parvin, LINC 4, Burnaby

On July 22, 2015 we came to Canada.

When we flew over Vancouver my daughter saw ocean and forest. She was very happy because she saw her father again after 20 months. We started a new life in a new country , a new city with a new culture.

The first month was very good. My husband took us out to visit different places and we enjoyed it. After of one month I felt confused. I didn’t speak English or understand other people. After my daughter started school , I met the community at Windsor Elementary school.

I joined different programs at school and practiced English with other people and learned about different culture. I joined cooking classes , conversation about different things: healthy body , sports day and many programs and I enjoyed all of that! NOW  I have many friends, I have not alone , I have big family and help other people!!

This story is Parvin’s submission about overcoming a challenge which was submitted to our Literacy is Life contest in September, 2016.

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