A Mother’s Hard Work Pays Off 
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on May 10, 2022 in categoryStudent Stories

This June, Denise O’Neal will watch her son graduate from high school and head off to college. In a way, when she watches Brenden mark this milestone it will bring her journey full circle. 

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Former Chemistry Teacher Builds New Life in the U.S. with EnGen
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on May 03, 2022 in categoryStudent Stories categoryWomen's Empowerment

In Venezuela, Sheilla Guevara worked for years as a chemistry teacher. Someday she’d like to teach again. To do that, she knows she needs to learn English. 


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National Book Fund Helps Put High School Equivalency in Sight

Elizabeth, 39, took the first steps almost three years ago to obtain her high school equivalency. She had an idea to open her own business, and this would be the first step. With resources from the National Book Fund, she is on her way.

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Granddaughter Keeps Literacy Legacy Alive

Ed Boucher left school in the eighth grade after failing to pass it three times. He couldn’t read, and his teachers couldn’t figure out how to help him. 

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Former Learner Works with Partner Program to Empower Her Community
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on February 18, 2022 in categoryStudent Stories categoryStories from the Field

Today, we highlight Teacher Beng Sawete (known as Wete), who became a literacy instructor by age 13, finished high school, and now works with our international partner program Non-Timber Forest Products helping fulfill the organizations mission by developing materials for its Kavet Bilingual Literacy Program. 


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