Family literacy project, Richmond

Project Purpose (Vision of the Project)
To introduce adult learners to literacy practices that will enable them to apply skills learnt in ABE classes to everyday situations and to support their children’s schooling

Who is the Target Community
Learners and educators at the Richmond Adult Centre

What is the scale of the project? (How many people does it benefit / Or how many communities does it involve / any other measure of scale)
Learners and educators at one Public Adult Learning Centre

The life span of the project: When did it start? Does it have an end date in view?

2007, 2008, 2009

Evaluated impact or influence, or predicted potential impact
No evaluation, but adult learners report enjoying reading to their children and engaging in literacy reated activities in their homes.

What cooperation is there with other organisations in this outreach?
Family Literacy Project in Durban and Exclusive Books Trust

How is the research potential of the outreach being exploited?
Not yet, though articles on these learners have been published in Learn with Echo

How many Students are involved in the Project

Educators report that they have used techniques learnt in their training in their school classes and enriched their own family lives by engaging in reading and writing activiites at home

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