Thank you to all the sponsors, donors, and participants for making Spellbound a success. Congratulations to the Spellbound champion, Backlot Comedy House, who was sponsored by the Oshkosh Northwestern.
Joseph came to the United States, last May, as a refugee from the Congo. He had spent more than 7 years in a refugee camp, in Tanzania, after fleeing from the Rebel Army. In Tanzania, he earned a Bachelor degree in Social Work, and taught French to children in a high school, there, as well as a little English. He says he dreams of becoming a teacher in America. He attends classes at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) and the Literacy Council, is enrolled in the Road to Work program, and studies with one of our tutors. Since his arrival in Oshkosh, he has obtained full-time employment, and improved his English by four levels! He has a strong desire to help other refugees learn through his experience, and is an advocate for greater involvement in literacy.