My name is Glenn and I was born and raised on Dorset Street, Dublin 1. I’m a former boxer who once shared the ring with olympians such as Paddy Barnes and John Joe Joyce. In 2012 I left Dublin for Australia with no educational background. Since then, I set out on a journey I neverContinue reading “Students of Mountjoy Square: Glenn”
I can see things on posters that I’ve never seen in my whole life. Like before it was just a blank wall. Now I look at signs. You know if you go into a shop and it says – buy one, get one free. They meant nothing to me. I wouldn’t have even noticed them,Continue reading “Now I Can Read”
The election coming up next Friday 24th May has brought politics into focus in the classroom. Many are wondering what the difference between the local, European and divorce referendum means and we have been doing some work here in the centre in preparation for it. A DALC student Patrick, gives his insights into why peopleContinue reading “A Student Perspective on Voting and Elections”
Frewoini is a literacy and language student from Eritrea. She is one of our most enthusiastic and motivated students here in DALC. She comes to classes here every day. Here Frewoini talks about how independent she has become with her reading and writing. Now, she can go to lots of places. She can takeContinue reading “Students of Mountjoy Square: Frewoini”
I was driving home one evening when an ad came on the radio about the Dublin Adult Learning Centre. They just gave a phone number. I went home that evening. I thought about it. I was thinking what would I do when I left work. Then I thought about it again. One week later IContinue reading “Coming in the Door to Adult Literacy”
We hear from a woman called Mo. Mo first came to DALC as a student six years ago to do a spelling class. She believed education was being ‘a good speller’ but she soon developed a love of learning. She has since gone on to further education to study Community and Youth Work. Continue reading “I Was Once Sitting There – From Student to Tutor”
Michael is a really inspirational student from the travelling community. Hear Michael in his own words by clicking on the links below. My Name is Michael: One Piece of Advice on Learning: Why Coming Back to Learning Now?
My name is Fathi. I came to Ireland in 2010, on the 3rd day of the third month – March. I came with one girl – my three year old daughter. My mother was already in Ireland. I am from Somalia and I came here for a better, safer life. My first language is SomalianContinue reading “Students of Mountjoy Square: Fathi”