Variety in Rural Women NZ workshops for Adult Learners’ Week
26 August 2013
Something for everyone at Rural Women NZ workshops for Adult Learners’ Week
Rural Women New Zealand members have wholeheartedly embraced Adult Learners’ Week, organising many exciting learning events to be held during September in rural communities around the country.
“Activities include workshops on digital photography, cheese making, maintaining push bikes, upskilling on computers, First Aid and Civil Defence, growing vegetables and keeping fit, through to seminars on dyslexia, prostate cancer and protecting against hearing loss,” says Rural Women NZ national president, Liz Evans. “All these events are open to the public, and many are free to join in.”
Rural Women NZ is partnering with ACE Aotearoa, which provides some funding for community groups to run Adult Learners’ Week events.
The aim is to celebrate and promote adult learning, whether it’s upskilling for a better job, preparing for further study, improving life skills or getting fit and having some fun.
Adult Learners’ Week is supported by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO.
Click the links below for more information about Rural Women NZ Adult Learners’ Week events, including co-ordinator contact details:
Onewhero Rural Women NZ group (Port Waikato) – Native plants for medicial purposes; mozzarella cheese making; Dangerous Decibels hearing loss workshop; Y Front Up for Prostate Cancer fundraiser and awareness evening.
Beaumont-Tuapeka Rural Women NZ group (Lawrence) – Dressmakers’ mannequin; digital photography; scented soy candles; cheese making; push bike maintenance.
Pakawau Rural Women NZ group (Golden Bay) – IT training day.
Rural Women NZ National Office Wellington – Prostate Cancer Seminar.
Glenorchy Rural Women NZ (Queenstown district) – Cheese making.
Aoroa Rural Women NZ (Dargaville) – Enhanced living expo; crafts, Dangerous Decibels hearing loss workshop; growing healthy food; exercise for health; diabetes awareness. Free finger food lunch.
Martinborough Rural Women NZ (Wairarapa) – Growing vegetables; tips on preserving, bottling, jam, pickle and chutney making etc. Tastings. Free seedlings for attendees. (Date tbc – contact Caroline Ross – E: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Moa Flat Rural Women NZ (Tapanui) – Dyslexia Awareness and Education presentation by Colleen Morton, a Davis Dyslexia educator.
Marlborough Provincial Rural Women NZ (Renwick) – First Aid Course and Civil Defence for migrant vineyard workers in the Renwick area, with dinner.
Central Taranaki Rural Women NZ (Stratford) – Y Front up to Prostate Cancer event, with ‘Mrs Brown’ and her boys. (Date tbc – contact Joyce Orr – E: email@example.com