Learning how to read and write, five decades into life

Andre Chumko, stuff.co.nz, 08/08/2020

Gayle Snowden lived through five decades barely able to read and write.

Now 62, she recently celebrated a milestone: reading a passage of written text aloud to her Salvation Army church group.

She’s been going to classes for about seven years, saying she “never looked back”. Each week, she attends a class in Wellington on Monday, and another class in Porirua on Thursday.

Gayle had used the confidence the programme had given her to join a local community patrol group, she said.

“I’m not getting judged – I can do it. And I want to share that.”

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