Norma (pictured right) heard about SDCL's LEARN literacy program from a friend. When she came to the library to sign up, she told the coordinator that she was afraid of English but needed to improve her skills to find a better job. Norma began working with Elizabeth Aliipuleosavelio (pictured left), her literacy tutor, in August 2011. In order to gain experience needed for her resume, Norma also began volunteering at the library. Since then, Norma has found work at a local school where she enjoys helping children.
"It opened a new life for me... a new world," said Norma. "Everything is new for me. A lot of doors have opened."