By Julie M. Cohen, West Roxbury wickedlocal, May. 29, 2014
Roslindale resident Samah Tarbal came to the U.S. from Sudan in 2011 and has been pursuing her dream of becoming a pharmacist ever since.
However, she wanted to improve her English language skills in order to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) so she will be accepted to a pharmacy program. Without the help of the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) South Side Head Start Adult ESOL Program, this hurdle would be even greater.
"I have goals to go to college," said Tarbal. "(ABCD) really helps."
In recognition of Tarbal’s hard work, ABCD’s Roslindale Adult Literacy Community Planning Group honored her and several other students and mentors last week with certificates of recognition during a joyful ceremony at the Roslindale Branch Public Library.