Marie: education and empowerment

Marie: the importance of education

Marie, a single mother of three  arrived in Further Education after breaking out of an abusive relationship. Marie struggled with literacy and her confidence was at rock bottom. Gaining a level 2 in literacy, Marie progressed to an access course and University. Now a senior staff nurse in the local hospital, in this interview she speaks  about the power  of literacy and education on the choices that opened up for her that empowered her and her  family in so many ways.

Marie talks about the greater economic security that education has given her, as well as fulfillment and purpose. She also touches on how education has given her critical insights, sometimes painful, into the world and her place in it.

Watch a video in which Marie talks about the importance of education below: