Hello everyone. Please let me introduce myself. My wife and I were in San Pedro before Thanksgiving. We really enjoyed ourselves. We were in San Pedro only six days so we met just a few of you. While visiting it came to our attention that there was a need for some type of adult literacy program in San Pedro to help those that have fallen through the proverbial educational cracks. Several people approached my wife with the idea of starting a program in San Pedro. My wife has been working on the idea for a couple of months now and things are starting to come together. She is taking a leave of absence from the literacy program here and we are planning to spend Feb. and March in San Pedro. Teaching literacy is best done One-on-One. We are looking for volunteers. She will probably hold class two or three nights a week at the Holy Cross School. A person could volunteer one night or all three. There is a method to this madness and anyone can help. There is no need for any sort of advanced training. Three different volunteers could each work one night and so on. I'll even volunteer to hold your stool until after class and any of the popular watering holes! We have no idea how many students will have an interest in this, but we feel like there will at the least be several and like I said, this works best with a teacher for every student. Please feel free to ask any questions or make any suggestions as we are shooting from the hip on this...thanks
The question with literacy, as you know, is getting people to the facility to learn. There is such an intense level of embarrassment regarding the inability to read.In the states, they are accepting ESL students in to literacy programs where there is room.