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Lyttelton Harbour Timebank to Receive Award

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September 2 2014

Lyttelton Harbour Timebank to Receive Dynamic Community Learning Award

Lyttelton Harbour Timebank, will receive this year’s Dynamic Community Learning Award at the national launch of Adult Learners’ Week/He Tangata Mātauranga on September 8 in Christchurch.

The innovative community initiative is one of a number of projects run by Project Lyttleton, a grass roots community organization which runs festivals, a farmers market, a food resilience project and more.

With a membership of 615 households, the Timebank is now a well established network that trades individual skills. People earn time credits rather than money for helping each other.

Courses offered through the Timebank include cheese making, celestial navigation, Facebook for beginners, sewing, acting, how to sleep better and even how to build a retaining wall.

Timebank members see the initiative as both a way of providing community education and a way of getting to know their community better.

Two further Christchurch community learning groups have been highly commended. RAD Bikes is a workshop space where anyone can build, repair or restore a bike and Arts Integrated is a mixed ability performing arts advisory group providing opportunities for disabled youth, particularly those with intellectual disabilities.

The Dynamic Community Learning Awards are in their tenth year. Sponsors Mary- Jane Rivers, Patrick McCombs and Alison Broad began the awards to celebrate the excitement that comes from Adult and Community Education (ACE) and to promote its benefits.

The awards are presented during Adult Learners’ Week/He Tangata Mātauranga, an annual festival of adult learning which includes International Literacy Day on September 8. During the week, hundreds of events such as learning expos, open days, taster courses, awards ceremonies and competitions take place all over Aotearoa.

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