Adult Learners’ Week Applications Now Open

April 29, 2013 10:50 pm

Adult Learners’ Week/He Tangata Matauranga is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) initiative supported by the Tertiary Education, adult and community education providers at a local level and the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO.


This year, Adult Learners’ Week will take place 2 – 8 September. Currently, there is funding available for programmes offered to adults who are looking to improve skills such as literacy (including digital) and numeracy, and for strengthening social cohesion. All event ideas will be considered for Adult Learners’ Week, however, so all are encouraged to submit an application form. Past events range from teaching English to an immigrant in a private home, a programme at the local library, a community support group, and a private training organisation.


Adult Learners’ Week is put on bythe  Adult and Community Education (ACE) Aotearoa, the lead body for adult and community educators and a voice for adult learners. To learn more about ACE and Adult Learners’ Week, visit the website.


If you’d like a copy of the application form for funding an event, click here. Applications are due by 30 May and will be processed by 8 June.

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