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Review for Anne Arundel County Literacy Council, Inc., Annapolis, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer with the Literacy Council for about 6 mos, tutoring a woman from Eritrea who has lived in the US for 2 years. Unable to speak English, she was housebound and dependent on her daughter. She was lonely, and became depressed. This short time we have spent together has been amazing, touching, and so rewarding for me. We started out by learning the alphabet, greetings, numbers, colors, etc. She is now able to write her name, her address and her phone number, and she is learning to read. Every time we meet, she gets a bit further along. She has taught me about her country and her life. When we meet, she is all smiles, and I am smiling between a few tears of joy watching her make progress. The Literacy Council changes lives. I know it has changed mine for the better.

Role:  Volunteer