Rukhsora Sangova 2013 ESL, Seniors & Family Literacy Category Winner, Literacy NS Adult Learner’s Week Essay Contest
My Life Experience in Canada – Rukhsora Sangova
Life is a struggle. It is complicated. Life is challenging. Life is to build. It is accomplishing something. Life is a journey. My life was this, but it is much more.
My name is Rukhsora Sangova. I am from Dushanbe, Tajikistan. I am married, and I have four children. My journey started in 2005.
August 25, 2005 I came to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I left my homeland with my family, friend, and my husband. He is from Afghanistan. He was a refuge in my home country. Because of the situation in Afghanistan, he can’t go back. Then the Canadian government accepted us as refugees. Coming to a new place, I was scared, sad, unhappy, and surprised.
I started school in 2005 at ISIS. I was in ISIS for two years. I learned that learning at ISIS is not enough for me. So I decided to stay home for a while.
Then, in 2011, I came to Cunard to continue my education. I heard lots about Cunard. I finally was accepted. When I was accepted at Cunard, my first goal was just get my high school diploma. Now my future goal is to be a home care nurse. During my first year I learned a lot of things. At Cunard the teachers made me a more confident person. They made me feel free. They encouraged me for many steps of life.
Because of Cunard, I did a presentation about Afghanistan to the Military families in the Resource Center. I did that presentation for Military families so they could know more about Afghanistan. I felt very happy, like I accomplished something in life. After that I opened an account for an Afghanistan children’s charity. Also, I opened a language class for Afghanistan children to know their language. On top of that, I also found a job as a lab technician. That is my first job in Canada. I work part-time. I’m very happy in my new job.
Now I still study at Cunard full-time and I work part-time. Also, I have four children to take care of and my husband. I’m a busy woman, but I`m happy.
Just remember life is a hill. Up and down. Sometimes on the hill you`ll want to end your journey. But get up and try again.