Positive spirit at celebration of adult learners’ achievements

Gisborne Herald, 19/09/2020

A special learners' day at Literacy Aotearoa, Gisborne in Grey Street celebrated the courage and dedication of the many students who attend the centre.

Literacy Aotearoa, Gisborne delivers courses and one-on-one tutoring to help improve reading, writing and maths skills. It is fully funded so there is no cost to students.

Cluster manager Rene Babbington said it often took a certain amount of courage for students to acknowledge they needed help with literacy but once they enrolled in the courses, it changed their lives for the better. About 450 learners attended courses at Literacy Aotearoa Gisborne last year.

The celebration was part of this year's Festival of Adult Learning with more than 35 organisers running festival event programmes around the country.

The aim is to promote the positive benefits of lifelong learning — firing up the brain, helping people connect and creating exciting, sustainable communities.

Read the full Gisborne Herald article here.